Woman charged with manslaughter for infant death

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – Police on Thursday announced that they have arrested a woman connected to an infant’s death back in June.

Tia Anderson, 26, was the legal guardian of the 4-month-old infant at the time and is being charged with Manslaughter. 

On June 10, Middletown Police say they responded to 35 Rogers Ln for a report of an infant that wasn’t breathing.  The infant was transported to Newport Hospital where it was pronounced dead.

Middletown Police investigated this incident for months and determined that negligence was involved in the infant’s death. 

Rhode Island Department of Health listed the cause of death as acute intoxication due to the effects of several common medications. 

Anderson is set to face a judge in Newport Superior Court Thursday afternoon.