Tampa Toddler Has Died

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A Tampa toddler has died, days after his mother was arrested on an aggravated child abuse charge for waiting hours to get help for the unconscious boy.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/LXYyXT ) reports 2-year-old Christian Love died Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital, where he had been since May 25.

Police arrested 24-year-old Candace Mitchell Sunday and she remains in the Hillsborough County Jail early Thursday.

Authorities say she waited five hours to get help for the baby.

According to police, Mitchell said boyfriend told her the boy fell.

The newspaper reports Mitchell told police she delayed getting medical help because she feared being investigated for child abuse.

Tampa police are investigating the death as a homicide.

It wasn’t clear whether the boyfriend, who is not the child’s father, was charged.