Toronto mom charged in baby's death

Canadian Press

TORONTO — A Toronto woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 40-day-old infant.

Officers went to a home on Saturday evening after a call that a baby wasn't breathing.

Det.-Sgt. Gary Grinton said two older siblings and the father were home when the 911 call was made.

He won't say how the child died, but an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Police were seeking a search warrant to allow them to examine the home more closely for further evidence.

Xiu Zheng, 38 appeared in court Sunday and was remanded in custody.

“Many of us are parents and obviously something like that is tough,” Det.-Sgt. Grinton told CP24.

“It is hard to deal with.”