PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – A 24-year-old Pueblo woman was arrested for child abuse after authorities received an autopsy report that concluded her child died of extreme malnourishment.

The woman, Jannie Gatlin, brought her 10-week-old son to the Pueblo West Emergency Room at Parkview Medical Center in the early afternoon of Dec. 29, officials said.

Jannie Gatlin (credit: Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office)

Doctors told detectives the child was unresponsive and appeared severely emaciated and dehydrated. They were unable to resuscitate the baby.

Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a child abuse warrant for Gatlin shortly after receiving the coroner’s autopsy report. Gatlin was arrested at her home Friday night and booked into the Pueblo County Jail.

“This is a very tragic situation,” said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this senseless tragedy,”


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