West Farms baby clinging to life in hospital

A 3-month-old baby from West Farms is clinging to life after going into cardiac arrest last week.



Sherlin Camacho is brain dead and on life support at a hospital. Her mother, Katherine Plasencia, tells News 12 that the Administration for Children's Services is only allowing her to see her child for two hours per day.



Plasencia says she has no history with the ACS and although police questioned her and her husband last week in the possible abuse case, they have not been named suspects.



As News 12 reported, police responded to the family's West Farms home Tuesday when Sherlin went into cardiac arrest, arriving to find her with a spinal fracture, a bruised femur, eye damage and a broken rib.



Police sources tell News 12 they may be turning their investigation to the baby's 5-year-old brother. Published reports say the brother may have been angry with his sister, but Plasencia says her son could never do something like that and has no idea who did.



Plasencia says doctors are conducting one last test on her baby before they decide on any further steps to take.



Police are still investigating the situation as a criminal case.



News 12 reached out to the Administration for Children's Services for comment and has not yet received a response.


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