Rome mother found not guilty of infant daughter's death

The Rome mother accused of criminally negligent homicide in her 6-month-old daughter’s death was found not guilty on Friday.

Posted: Nov 1, 2019 11:51 AM
Updated: Nov 1, 2019 1:48 PM

ROME, N.Y. – The Rome mother accused of criminally negligent homicide in her 6-month-old daughter’s death was found not guilty on Friday.

Brooke Renzi was charged after her daughter, Elaina Dyer, died in August of 2018 from positional asphyxia. Police say Renzi put Elaina to bed on a mattress around 9 p.m. and found her dead more than 14 hours later. The infant had fallen in between the mattress and a toy box, tangled in a blanket.

The trial began on Monday, Oct. 28. Jurors were sent home Thursday evening before reaching a decision in the case. The verdict came in Friday morning.

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