The hospital is less than a mile from the address for the apartment complex where Higgenbotham is listed as living.
The girl was then taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in critical condition, Chilton said. The child died on Aug. 8.
Medical staff confirmed that the injuries were those of shaken baby syndrome, the warrant said.
“The hospital staff also confirmed the child’s injury was more than a day old, which meant the child has been experiencing pain and suffering for a period of time,” investigators wrote.
The police department has refused to release the arrest report, citing public records laws regarding child abuse and neglect.
In addition to Higgenbotham, Sidrick Melancon, was also arrested in the child’s death. Melancon is accused of telling Higgenbotham and a witness to lie to investigators.
He was booked into Cobb jail on two charges of influencing a witness. Melancon is also listed as a fugitive out of Louisiana.
Police list Melancon and Higgenbotham as living in the same apartment complex near Interstate 75 between Terrell Mill and Delk roads. It is unclear if they live together.
Both Higgenbotham and Melancon remained in jail as of Monday afternoon.
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Police said they found deplorable conditions inside the home when they went to investigate