A city man and woman have been indicted in the death of a 17-month-old child, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police indicted James Davis, 46, and Qunasia Coleman, 30, in connection with the November 7, 2020 fatality at a residential dwelling in the vicinity of Carroll Street, authorities said on Wednesday.
Davis has been indicted on murder, felony murder, aggravated sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Coleman has been indicted on endangering the welfare of a child.
Police were called to the dwelling on report of an unresponsive child on November 7, 2020 at around 5:30 p.m. An ambulance transported the child to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. The baby was pronounced dead at 6:07 p.m.
Detectives determined the child sustained multiple injuries about the body. Police said Davis was identified as the person present with the child during the incident. Coleman, the child’s mother, left the residence leaving the child in Davis’s care, authorities said.
Davis faces life in prison if convicted. Coleman could face a maximum of 10 years in state prison.
Coleman could face maximum of 10 years in prison.
Davis is being held at the Passaic County Jail while Coleman was released after a detention hearing.