Two-month-old baby girl ‘injected with heroin on her head’ dies as mum arrested

A two-month-old baby girl who tested positive for heroin had injection marks on her head and extremities has died, police have said.

The infant, who can now be named as Brixlee Marie Lee, was on life support at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Police found the child unconscious on Saturday, November 7 with injection marks on her head and extremities and drove the girl to Shannon Medical Centre because the ambulance was too far away.

Brixlee was found to be in cardio-respiratory failure, and her urine tested positive for heroin and was immediately transferred to Cook Children’s Hospital, which was four hours away.

She remained at the hospital for three days before she was pronounced dead on Tuesday, November 10.



Cristin Bradley
Cristin Bradley, Brixley’s grandma, posted bail on Sunday, November 8

Brixlee’s mother, Destiney Harbour, 21, Harbour’s mum, Christin Bradley, 37, and Bradley’s 24-year-old boyfriend, Dustin Smock, were charged with serious bodily injury to a child.

The investigation is ongoing, but police have said more charges are likely in light of the child’s death.

Detectives said Harbour gave birth to Brixlee at home in August, and the child had not seen a doctor since.

Police said Bradley and Smock assisted with the baby’s care at the home, and during a search found drug paraphernalia at the home.

A small amount of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other pills, were found on the premises.



Dustin Smock
Dustin Smock was charged with serious bodily injury to a child
(Image: Tom Green County Jail)

CBS DFW said the three suspects were jailed at Tom Green County Jail and Harbour was given a $100,000 (£77,420) bond.

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Shock and Bradley were held on a $50,000 (£38,479) bond, with Bradley posting bail on Sunday, November 8.