ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The third of three children who police say were attacked by their mother in Florida has died.
Palm Bay police said in a statement Monday that 5-month-old Christopher Swist died Sunday night.
Florida Today quotes Palm Bay Police Chief Mark Renkens (http://on.flatoday.com/1C5qDpT ) as saying Monday that 33-year-old Jessica Lacey McCarty strangled the infant and 6-year-old Philip McCarty and drowned 7-year-old Laci McCarty.
Immediately after Friday night’s attack, police said the mother had a knife and the children had been cut. On Monday, they said there was no indication the children had been stabbed.
Jessica Lacey McCarty chose to remain in custody under a special medical watch when she appeared in court Sunday. Palm Bay police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said she will be charged with three counts of murder.