Tuscaloosa parents charged with killing son

Jameela Biggs Antonio Martin

A mother and father in Tuscaloosa are facing murder charges after their son died after suffering extensive injuries.

The incident happened May 8 around 7 p.m., when the infant was brought to DCH Regional Medical Center unresponsive but alive. The child was transferred to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, where doctors determined he had extensive injuries including multiple skull fractures.

Investigators interviewed both parents, who were unable to provide a plausible explanation for such injuries but admitted they were the only adults who had contact with the child during the time frame of the injuries.

A medical expert who examined the child reported that the injuries were consistent with intention physical abuse, and the infant was placed on life support.

The parents, 23-year-old Jameela Briggs and 36-year-old Antonio Martin, were arrested May 9 on charges of aggravated child abuse.

On May 11, the infant died.

After consulting with the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office, the parents were charged with murder. They remain in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

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