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The death of a baby in Bluefield, WV is under investigation

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BLUEFIELD, WV - Bluefield, WV Police are looking into the death of an 8-week-old child.  The mother had been convicted of child neglect in connection to serious injuries to another of her children, three years ago.

According the investigators, the boy who lived at a home on Edgemont Drive died on April 5.  The boy's father, Cassidy Byrd, had called 911 stating that the boy was having trouble breathing.  Police said that the boy died on the way to the hospital. 

Officers with Bluefield Police were called in to investigate the death because the mother, Ashley Owens, had been involved in the serious injury of a previous child of hers.  She was convicted on Child Neglect Causing Serious Injury and is still on probation for that crime.  The father of the other child, Philip Falgiani is still being held at the Salem Correctional Center in Clarksburg.