Investigators rule infant's death a homicide

CENTER POINT, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Sheriff's investigators have ruled the death of a one month old little girl a homicide Monday.

Paramedics were called to the child's home in the 1500 block of 4th Street Northwest around 9:00 Saturday morning. Officials say at that time, little Camarah Fisher was having trouble breathing. She also reportedly had swelling about her head and scratches and bruises on her neck. Paramedics rushed the child to St. Vincent's East Hospital and later, Children's Hospital. She was eventually put on a respirator and died later Saturday night.

Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Randy Christian it was shocking when the medical examiner's report revealed the child had multiple fractures to her skull.  "Let's be frank.  One skull fracture is alarming," Christian said.  "So if there are multiple fractures that is pretty horrific and it's why we don't believe this was an accident."

At this point, investigators say they are going over the last 24 hours of the baby's life, trying to determine who was in the house, who had access to the baby and who had been alone with her.

Christian says the child lived at the Centerpoint home with her grandparents, her 16-year old mother, her 19-year old father who would live there periodically and the mother's 7-year old brother.

Officials say they are not ruling anyone out but that they do not have a suspect yet.

Christian says he feels confident they will have an arrest in the case by the end of the week.