RIVER EDGE – A 32-year-old borough woman has been charged with murder, stemming from the recent death of a newborn baby.
Sun Min Grace Yoo Chan was arrested on Tuesday, Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella said.
In addition to murder, the married school counselor also faces second-degree charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Chan’s relationship with the newborn was not immediately revealed by authorities.
River Edge police received a 911 call on the morning of March 29, reporting a baby was not breathing.
Officers found a 3 month old male baby who was unresponsive. He was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on April 1.
Investigators from the Bergen County District Attorney’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the River Edge Police Department found that Chan assaulted the newborn on multiple occasions, including the day he stopped breathing, ultimately causing his death.
Chan was being held in Bergen County Jail, pending her first court appearance.
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]
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