Infant found dead in Augusta mobile home park

Charges filed against parents

The parents of an infant found dead at a mobile home park Sunday have been charged.

At 8:15 a.m., deputies were called to Pine View mobile home park in the 2000 block of Gordon Highway, where they found a dead 5-month-old, Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said.

Investigators found the home to be in “deplorable condition,” and the infant had “numerous nonhuman bite marks in various stages of healing,” Carrier said.

There were four other children in the home, ages 1, 3, 5 and 6. All four were examined at the scene and no injuries were found.

The Division of Family and Children Services was notified, and the children were handed over to the agency.

The mother of all the children, Aileen Wright, 26, and the father of the infant and the 1-year-old, Nicholas Womack Sr., 24, are being held at the Richmond County Jail on charges of cruelty to children in the second degree and four counts of deprivation of a minor.

More charges could be brought after the infant’s autopsy, Carrier said.

The infant was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investi­gation crime lab for the autopsy.

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