ATLANTA -- Two Southwest Atlanta residents were arrested Thursday in the death of their five-month-old child.
Tina Hanna, 25, and Lefty Hodge, 42, have been charged with murder and cruelty to children. They are being held in the Fulton County Jail.
The couple's infant was found unresponsive by Grady EMS in an apartment on M. L. King Jr. Drive on Sept. 3, according to Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones.
The child was later pronounced dead at Hughes Spalding Hospital. Police have not said whether the baby was a boy or a girl.
After the infant's death, DFACS took custody of two other small children living in the same apartment, Jones said. Hanna was also arrested that day on an outstanding warrant from Conyers Police; she was later released.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner has determined the child died from dehydration and severe malnutrition.