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Hillsborough woman arrested after bringing infant to hospital with 'shaken baby' injuries

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Published May 1, 2019

TAMPA — A 24-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated child abuse charge, according to the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office, weeks after an infant in her care suffered severe injuries from "shaken baby syndrome."

Brienna Gayle Craig was arrested in Polk County. But the incident started April 10 in Hillsborough, when deputies said Craig took the 2-month-old baby boy to a hospital after she said she found him unresponsive.

Detectives later determined that the child had injuries consistent with "shaken baby syndrome," and that the effects of the injuries would last for the rest of the infant's life.

Deputies obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday. Craig fled Hillsborough, however, but was later found and arrested in Polk County, according to deputies.

The Sheriff's Office did not release the name of the child, citing Marsy's law — a new amendment to the state Constitution that the office interprets to prohibit the release of crime victims' names. No other information about the extent of the baby's injuries or Craig's relationship with the child were released by the Sheriff's Office.

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