The Baby Place midwives will not face charges

The Baby Place midwives will not face charges

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The Baby Place midwives will not face charges

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by KTVB

NWCN.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 8:20 AM

MERIDIAN -- Operators of The Baby Place will not face criminal charges over the death of a baby who was born at the Meridian midwifery center in 2011.

The Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that it has finished reviewing reports that police submitted last year, and has concluded that prosecutors cannot prove a criminal charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

Coleen and Jerusha Goodwin were midwives at the Baby Place. Coleen is the owner. Documents claimed they waited too long to call paramedics when the child was born unresponsive after 48 hours of labor.

The Idaho Board of Midwifery suspended Jerusha's midwife license and Coleen had her rights to renew her midwife license suspended for two other baby deaths in 2010 and 2011.

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