Video prompts child abuse investigation

FOX 35 News at 6 p.m.

- Child abuse allegations have landed a Seminole County woman in jail.  Detectives said she recorded video of herself smothering her infant son with a pillow.

Samantha Salinas, 19, is in the Seminole County Jail on child abuse charges and was in court on Tuesday.  According to the police report, the four-second video shows  the infant in distress. The report says, "the infant struggled under the pillow and cried."  

Her lawyer calls the video, which was recorded happened late last year, was a prank.  The judge did not take this lightly, saying Salinas cannot have any contact with her son for now.

The  7-month-old boy will stay with his grandmother which was ordered by Department of Children and Families. Salinas has another court date on June 21. 

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