• Report: Baby Charli's caregivers waited nearly 40 minutes to call 911

    By: Bridgette Matter, Action News Jax

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    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - The investigation into the death of 9-month-old Charli May Lee Smith is still ongoing, according to the State Attorney’s office.

    Charli died at the Inn Town Suites in Orange Park in February. As of September, no arrests have been made in the case.

    Action News Jax obtained 36 pages of reports from the night of Charli’s death.

    Reports say it took Charli’s mother Ashley Smith and her mother’s boyfriend Mathew Hamrysky almost 40 minutes to call 911.

    Investigators say Hamrysky told them he was in the bathroom when he heard Charli scream. When he came out, Charli’s 2-year-old sister was standing over her.

    He then called Charli’s mother, who was working at a Captain D’s down the road, around 7 p.m. Hamrysky told Smith the baby was not breathing.


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    Hamrysky took cell phone video of the 9-month-old having convulsions in her crib.

    It took them 36 minutes to call 911.

    Documents reveal that Smith told investigators about a fall Charli had 3 days before.

    The baby had fallen from the sofa and hit her head, “The victim fell from a sofa and struck her head, sustaining a substantial injury….However Ashley never sought any medical attention.”

    Reports say Charli had at least 10 bruises and marks on her body at the time of her death. Some of her injuries were recent, she also had some bleeding on her brain. 


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