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Parents accused of murder after putting alcohol in newborn baby's bottle

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Georgia authorities charged two parents with murder after their 4-week-old baby tragically died from acute alcohol poisoning.

Health officials said that the child's blood-alcohol level was at least four times the legal limit for an adult.

What are the details?

Parents Marquis Colvin and Sydnei Dunn rushed their unresponsive baby to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on April 13.

Health authorities called the police following a cursory exam of the child, determining that the "circumstances surrounding the child's condition did not make sense."

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office arrived at the hospital and immediately began conducting an investigation into the child's condition.

Dunn is said to have told authorities during questioning that the child must have gotten alcohol poisoning from her breast milk, as she reportedly admitted to consuming a large quantity of alcohol the day before the child became unresponsive.

Paulding County parents arrested after 4-week-old dies from alcohol poisoning, sheriff says www.youtube.com

The child's mother later changed her story, however, and said that her partner, Colvin, placed alcohol in the newborn baby's bottle, fatally poisoning the child.

A Facebook post from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office noted that the child passed away from alcohol poisoning just one day later on April 14.

Police visited the couple's home and, after an investigation, stated that they found evidence corroborating Dunn's claim.

Authorities arrested the pair on a variety of charges, including murder, cruelty to children, reckless conduct, and more.

"During the course of the search warrant, Detectives located evidence of the crime as well as a firearm," the Facebook post added. "Colvin, who is a convicted felon, is not allowed to be in close proximity or possess a firearm."

The two are being held in the Paulding County Jail without bond.

It is unclear at the time of this reporting if the couple has retained an attorney.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Tip Line at (770) 443-3047 or submit a tip via the Paulding Sheriff's mobile app.

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