Turin prosecutors investigating newborn's death

At Moncalieri hospital two days after birth

Turin prosecutors investigating newborn's death

Turin, October 18 - Prosecutors in Turin on Tuesday opened an investigation after a baby girl died in the hospital of the Piedmont town of Moncalieri in the night between Sunday and Monday, two days after her birth. The newborn died in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit at 1:30 am, possibly due to respiratory distress. Prosecutor Alessandro Aghemo is looking into possible manslaughter charges and has ordered an autopsy. The baby's family, of Moroccan origin, claim the baby girl was in critical condition when she was born by emergency C-section, which doctors decided to perform after a 13-hour-long labor, their attorneys Clementina Cillo and Filippo Mattaboni said Tuesday. The hospital has opened an internal investigation.

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