Woman Charged With Death of Infant
When tiny Jane Doe died in a hospital a few days ago, she was less than two months old. Her mother wasn’t at her cribside. The twenty-eight-year-old Polish citizen, Ewa Misztal, sat behind bars accused of willfully harming her baby.
“We got a call about 11:30 in the morning” on August 27, said Detective Sergeant Todd Dockweiler of the Arcata Police. The person calling reported a “unresponsive child,” he said but Dockweiler declined to say who the person was. The infant was taken to the hospital and Misztal was arrested for felony child abuse on that day. Her bail was set at $50,000.
After the infant died while Misztal was still in custody, John Chiv who has been following the story from the beginning said the woman was charged with assault on a child causing death. Her bail was raised to $1,000,000. He describes her as crying during yesterday’s arraignment.
Jane Doe’s father was notified of his daughter’s death, said Dockweiler.