Springfield mother jailed in infant’s death reported he was not breathing

The Executive Inn on Columbia Street in Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The Executive Inn on Columbia Street in Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

A Springfield woman charged in the death of her baby had not checked on the infant for six hours when she called the police to report the child was not breathing, according to a Springfield Police Division report.

Bianca Palomino, 28, was indicted on the charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children on June 1 and but arrested on Saturday, according to online court records.

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Springfield police and medics responded to a call of an “infant not breathing,” around 11 a.m. April 21 at the Executive Inn on West Columbia Street when they found Palomino’s 10-month-old son, Rhydyn Palomino, dead, according to a police report.

Rhydyn Palomino was deceased when police had arrived, the report said, and therefore officers did not attempt lifesaving measures.

“The victim appeared to have gray/pink tint to the skin and was in a state of lividity,” the report said.

Officers interviewed Palomino at the scene, who told police she had last checked on the infant at 5 a.m., the report said.

“Palomino stated that she checked on her child again around 11 a.m. and realized that he was unresponsive and not breathing, Palomino then called the police,” the report said.

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According to the police report, the infant’s death has been listed as “unspecified.”

The Springfield News-Sun has requested a copy of Rhydyn Palomino’s autopsy from the Clark County Coroner’s Office to learn more about how he died but has not yet received a response.

As of Friday afternoon, Palomino was listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail.

Her next court date has not yet been scheduled, according to online court records, and she has yet to be given a bond.

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