911 AUDIO | Kent mother allegedly laid on top of infant, leading to its death

911 call of Kent baby found not breathing

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with endangering a child after her three-month-old baby died late Wednesday afternoon in Kent.

Authorities say they were called to the home of Samantha Knisley on Walter St. around 5:45 p.m. due to a report of an infant who was not breathing.

According to court documents, Knisley allegedly laid on top of the child.

The infant was transported to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, but was unable to be revived.

Police determined there was "probable cause" to arrest Knisley, and she remains in custory charged with the third-degree felony. She is scheduled to appear in Portage County court this morning.

No other information (such as the official cause of death) is available at this time.

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