Police: Mother caught on camera trying to suffocate baby at hosp - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Police: Mother caught on camera trying to suffocate baby at hospital

Dixon (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office) Dixon (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A woman is accused of trying to smother her 12-month-old baby at Levine Children's Hospital over the weekend. 

The woman, identified by police as 32-year-old Maggie Dixon, was captured on security cameras trying to suffocate the baby with her hand and a pillow, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

It happened around 11:25 p.m. Saturday. 

Police say Dixon was alone with her son when hospital staff was alerted in abnormalities and fluctuations in the baby's breathing patterns. That's when police say the staff checked on the infant and pulled surveillance video. 

Dixon was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

The infant remains at CMC Levine Children's Hospital with family members. The Department of Social Services will be assisting in the investigation. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Bill Cosby's lawyers get slammed by advocates for women

    Bill Cosby's lawyers get slammed by advocates for women

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:26:54 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:50:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial near a cloud of bubbles blown by a protester, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial near a cloud of bubbles blown by a protester, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

    Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments.

    Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments.

  • Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

    Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:49:52 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:31:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko). In this April 23, 2018, photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostl...(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko). In this April 23, 2018, photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostl...

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last, weighing President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last, weighing President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.

  • Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

    Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:08:55 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:30:58 GMT
    Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee last year. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee last year. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he'll exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he'll exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

Powered by Frankly