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No charges in infant's death
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) The Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office has decided not to authorize criminal charges in an infant death case.
Five-month-old Naima Inex Atkinson was found dead at her apartment while her father was watching her.
The prosecutor determined that the death was the result of an accident and not criminal behavior.
The girl's father, 26-year-old Tarqua Deron Atkinson, will face no charges.
The Kalamazoo Township Police strongly suggest parents and caretakers of infant children review and practice safe sleep practices for infants and young children in their care. Information can be obtained by visiting the Department Of Human Services website at: http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5453_7124_57836---,00.html.