Heartbreak: Infant Succumbs to Head Trauma after Life Support Removed

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office and the Akron Police Department are investigating the death of a 10-month-old baby girl.

Jada Ruiz-Jones, from Springdale Street was discovered unresponsive at home on March 19th, 2010.  Paramedics from the Akron Fire Department transported Jada to Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center where she was diagnosed with head trauma.

Jones' father, 17-year-old John Jones is accused of shaking the child and causing injuries to her brain. He's been charged with felonious assault and child endangering.

After a lengthy legal battle, a judge ruled Friday that the mother, who had sole custody, could remove her daughter from life support given the prognosis. Jada Ruiz-Jones died just a few hours after being placed into comfort care on July 16th, 2010, at 5:11 pm.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th.

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