Baby Dinah’s parents charged with murder

Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney Layla Zon has filed murder charges against the parents of a baby girl who was taken off life support Monday, three months after she was hospitalized with injuries she suffered when her father allegedly beat her.

Murder warrants were secured t0day for both parents — Jamie Cason Whited and Justin Lee Whited — for the death of 5-month-old Dinah Paige Whited. Both parent have said they did not abuse their child.

Dinah had been on life support for three months because her father would not agree to have her taken off the machines keeping her alive.

But in an emotional hearing before a juvenile court judge in Walton County on Wednesday and after speaking with his wife, Justin Whited agreed to let the child go. Dinah was admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with bleeding on the brain, two broken collar bones and breaks in all but three of her ribs.

Dinah was pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m. Monday.

Until today, the father was only charged with assaulting his daughter and the mother was facing child cruelty charges because authorities say she failed to protect the baby.

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