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Charges filed in suspicious infant death

Lawton_19 year old Julie Burt Gibbons has been charged with second degree murder in the death of two month old Ransom Delbert Gibbons.  She is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Police say the baby, Ransom Gibbons, arrived at Reynold's Army Hospital just after 5 p.m. Friday with what they are calling "suspicious injuries."  The report says the parents -- Justin and Julie Gibbons -- told the doctor the baby fell off a bed, which was about a two foot drop, and landed on the carpeted floor. Police reports indicate a doctor didn't believe their story.

Police say it happened at a house in the 2200 block of NW 40th. When 7News knocked on the door Sunday a family member declined to comment.

Reports state that when Gibbons arrived at the hospital, the doctor says she was suspicious of the story that the boy accidently fell, because he had trauma to both sides of his head. Later that night, Gibbons was flown by helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he died about 10:30 p.m.

Police have launched an investigation into the baby's death -- and in the report they listed both parents as suspects of child abuse. However, that was before the child died of his injuries. Neither parent has been arrested at this time.

Police say they are waiting on the report from the medical examiner on Gibbon's exact cause of death. The hospital also called DHS, and the couple's older son was taken into protective custody and turned over to the Lawton Children's Shelter.

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