A Tuscaloosa woman faces a manslaughter charge after her six-month-old grandchild's death was ruled a homicide.

On Friday October 15, investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit were called to DCH on reports of an infant that had arrived in an ambulance deceased.

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The infant had been found by its grandmother, Charlotte Simpson, 46, who was keeping the child at the time. She reported that child was in its bed not breathing, at which point she dialed 911.

The Tuscaloosa VCU opened a death investigation because the exact cause of death was unknown. On Monday, the medical examiner's office declared the death a homicide. They explained the infant's cause of death was indicative of abuse.

It was then determined Simpson was alone with the child at the time of an injury that caused the child's death.

After further investigation and a consultation with the District Attorney's Office, Simpson was charged with one count of manslaughter. She's now being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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