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Midstate woman charged in baby's death

A Dodge County woman is being held on murder charges in the death of a 4-month-old girl, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Amy Rogers Jones, 36, is charged with one count of felony murder and one count of cruelty to children in the first degree in the death of an infant she was baby-sitting Wednesday, according to a GBI news release.

Jones reportedly called 911 just before 12:20 p.m. saying the baby, Jaci Morgan Rogers, was having difficulty breathing.

When emergency personnel arrived the baby was in full cardiopulmonary arrest, according to the release.

She was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where she died Thursday afternoon.

Results from an autopsy performed Friday at the GBI Headquarters in Atlanta revealed the baby's death was a homicide, according to the release.

Jones was arrested Friday and is being held at the Pulaski County Jail without bond pending a hearing.

Greg Harvey, special agent in charge of the GBI's Eastman office, said Jones is not related to Jaci Rogers.

"She is an acquaintance and friend of the parents," Harvey said.

Although Harvey said he isn't sure how often Jones took care of the baby, he said Wednesday wasn't the first time.

For more information, check back at Macon.com and read Tuesday's Telegraph.

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