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Bonifay woman kills daughter in Pensacola hospital
A Bonifay woman is in the Escambia County Jail after investigators
say she killed her daughter while she laid in a hospital bed.
Jessica Bortle, 34, is charged with negligent manslaughter.
Pensacola Police say on July 8, 14-year-old Jasmine
Singletary, was taken to Ascension Sacred Heart by Bortle in Pensacola
due to an infection.
She was admitted to the hospital after doctors discovered an infection, according to PPD.
While at the hospital, Pensacola Police says Jasmine lost consciousness and died despite life-saving measures.
A medical examiner discovered she had suffered major internal
injuries to her ribs and liver. These injuries were not present when she
was admitted, according to police.
Police would not say how the injuries occurred.
Pensacola Police investigators interviewed Bortle. They say they
determined Bortle committed the injuries that caused Jasmines death.
Bortle was arrested in Bonifay Saturday and then booked into the Escambia County Jail.
Her first court appearance is set for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.