Name: Alejandra Molina.
Died: August 1, 2011.
Age at death: 7 months.
Cause of death: Heat stroke, dehydration.
Location: Columbus, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Prematurity, special dietary needs.
Alejandra was neglected by her mother. Born premature and needing extra calories to grow, she was supposed to be fed every few hours, but instead, her mother left her alone for sixteen hours in a hot room. She died of dehydration and heat stroke, five pounds underweight and covered with insect bites.
Jessica Shah (Mother), found guilty of first-degree murder, sentenced to life; sentence overturned because of inappropriate jury instructions; granted new trial; found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, sentenced to 7-10 years.
Mother gets new sentence in infant death case in which bugs fed on chld’s body.
Columbus mom whose dead baby was eaten by bugs gets reduced sentence
A mother was sentenced to life for killing her baby. Then her conviction was thrown out.
S16A1083. SHAH v. THE STATE.
Columbus pediatrician: 7-month-old baby died slowly; 9 lbs. at death