Ja’Nasia Green, a 23-year-old woman, has been indicted on charges related to the death of her 4-month-old baby, Hassani George. The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office alleges that Green waited approximately 9 hours before calling for help. On Friday, Green was indicted on two counts of murder, one count of felonious assault, and one count of endangering children.
According to the police, investigators responded to a report of an unresponsive infant at a residence on Jones Street in Cincinnati around noon on Wednesday. Upon arrival, they found the baby boy deceased. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office ruled the death of Hassani George as a homicide, citing extensive injuries.
Prosecutors stated that Green herself called 911 at around 11:58 a.m. on October 25, informing dispatchers that her son was unconscious and not breathing. Paramedics arrived and attempted life-saving measures but found the child to be cool to the touch and in rigor mortis. Prosecutors believe that the baby had died approximately nine hours before Green made the call.
The coroner’s examination revealed that Hassani George had suffered fractured ribs, both healing and acute, blunt trauma, contusions to his abdominal wall, hemorrhages in both eyes, scars on his neck, and a nearly severed liver. During her arrest, Green allegedly admitted to patting her son’s back with a closed fist to alleviate his digestive issues before blacking out. Prosecutors contend that she punched the child to death during this blackout.
If convicted, Ja’Nasia Green could face life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years.