A local mother has been arrested after DCS notified Murfreesboro Police that 22-year old Rachel Henley had not been properly feeding her young child. Henley’s three month old was the size of an average two week old baby. The child was hospitalized at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.
According to the CDC, a 3-month old child weights between 9 and 16 pounds. The average two week old weights between 5 and 8 pounds.
Henley was charged with aggravated child neglect, reckless endangerment and failure to appear in court. She is currently being held under a $105,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 5, 2014. The local mother lives at 1408 Journey Drive in Murfreesboro. If she is able to make bond, her bond restrictions will not allow her to be around her child.
MPD Arrest Report #14-7429
The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office