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Woman Charged With Leaving Three Children Alone, Leading To Baby's Death Last Year In Shelton

Jessyka Oliveira
Jessyka Oliveira Photo Credit: Shelton Police Department

A Shelton woman was arrested for risk of injury to a minor after she allegedly left three young children home alone last year, which police say led to the death of a 5-month-old baby.

Jessyka Oliveira, 30, was arrested on Tuesday, April 2, by Shelton Police and charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of interfering with a police officer, said Shelton Police Det. Christopher Nugent.

The arrest stems from an incident which occurred in December 2018, when emergency personnel and Shelton Police were dispatched to a residence in the downtown area of Shelton for a medical call, Nugent said.

Once on the scene, they found a 5-month-old baby who was later pronounced dead at an area hospital, he added.

Shelton Police conducted an investigation into the incident and determined that approximately two hours prior to the medical call Oliveira left three children unattended at the residence for a short period of time. The children were all under the age of 6 years old, Nugent said.

Detectives also determined that Oliveira was not truthful during her initial interviews with officers, he said.

Oliveira was released after posting a $5,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, April 3. 

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