SAN ANGELO, Texas — A 2-month-old baby who was found unresponsive with needle marks on her body and heroin in her bloodstream has died, police said.
Brixlee Marie Lee had been rushed to a San Angelo, Texas hospital in the early morning hours on Nov. 7 after officers found her unconscious at her mother’s home.
Hospital staff found injection sites on her extremities and head, police said, and she later tested positive for heroin. Due to the severity of the infant’s condition, she was moved to a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and placed on life support, but died three days later, cops said.
Lee’s mother, 21-year-old Destiney Harbour, her grandmother, 37-year-old Christin Chanelle Bradley, and Bradley’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Wayne Smock, were arrested and charged with first-degree felony injury to a child.
Detectives say Harbour had given birth to the infant at home in late August but that the baby had never received any kind of medical care since birth.
Investigators also found drug paraphernalia and a small quantity of suspected heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and pills at the home.
Harbour is being held on $100,000.00 bond. Smock is being held on $50,000.00 bond. Bradley was released on November 8, 2020, after posting bond.
Lee’s body was sent for autopsy. The results are pending.