Shelton Woman Arrested After Investigation Following Death of Baby

The mother was charged with risk of injury to a minor and interfering with a police officer.

Shelton police have arrested a woman after an investigation into the death of a child revealed that she had left children alone and was not truthful during interviews, according to Shelton police. 

Police said they arrested 30-year-old Jessyka Oliveira, of Shelton, and charged her with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of interfering with a police officer. 

Authorities launched the investigation after responding to a medical call at a home in downtown Shelton in December. Police said the 5-month-old baby received medical attention and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

As the investigation continued, police determined that Oliveira had left three children, who were all under the age of 6, alone for a short time around two hours before the medical call was made, according to a news release from police. 

Oliveira was released after posting a $5,000 bond. 

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