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Mom, 27, arrested in death of baby in Spokane Valley

June 13, 2018

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — A 27-year-old Spokane Valley woman has been arrested in the death of her 6-month-old daughter.

Spokane Valley police said Wednesday that Skye Metcalf was booked into Spokane County Jail on investigation of second-degree murder. Bail has been set at $1 million.

Police say detectives responded Monday after the girl was brought to the emergency room with severe head injuries. The baby died in the hospital.

Authorities say an autopsy by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office found injuries that did not appear to be accidental. The office ruled the death a homicide.

Police say Metcalf initially told detectives the girl fell to the floor and hit an object. Police say she later reportedly told detectives she pushed and punched the baby.

It was not immediately clear whether Metcalf had a lawyer.

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