BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore City Police have charged the mother of a murdered-5-month-old with child abuse Wednesday after the father was charged with murder earlier in the week.

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At about 4 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the 1600 block of North Smallwood Street, where they found an unconscious 5-month-old baby.

The male infant was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The father, Perry Nelson-Johnson, 31, told police the baby rolled off the bed and banged his head.

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Detectives say the victim, Emmanuel Johnson, appeared to have old and new injuries on his body. The autopsy revealed severe head trauma, which police say wasn’t consistent with a fall.

The case was ruled a homicide by multiple blunt force trauma to the head.

Officers believe Nelson-Johnson, who is blind, used a blunt object to inflict injuries on the infant.

He was arrested and charged with murder earlier in the week.

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