ORLANDO, FL – Brenna Winter, 18, has been accused of trying to smother her baby inside an Orange County children’s hospital, but was stopped by nurses and the hospital’s advanced safety features.
Pateints at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orange County have their vital signs monitored by a paramedic in a clinical logistics center. Whenever a patient’s vitals show they are in distress, the paramedic has the ability to call into the room or turn on a live camera inside the room.
That’s what happened the other day when the alarm for Winter’s 3-month-old daughter, admitted to the hospital because she was vomiting blood, alerted that she’d stopped breathing.
The live camera showed Winter “standing next to the crib with her hands in the crib.” Nurses rushed into the room and were able to save the baby.
Several hours later, the alarm was activated again. A witness in the room said Winter was nursing the baby and was “holding the baby so tightly that her heart rate dropped.”
Police were called and interviewed Winter who eventually admitted she covered her baby’s mouth with her hand until the baby turned blue. Why would she do this? According to police, and to no surprise to the average DD reader, Winter said she did it for attention.
Brenna Winter was arrested and charged with attempted murder, battery by strangulation and aggravated child abuse.Tags: Brenna Winter, Child Abuse, Crime, Florida, Munchausen by Proxy, smother