Parents Arrested Following Baby’s Death

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested Anthony Mial, 57, and Felecia Williams, 36, for felony child endangerment related to the death of their 3-month-old infant.

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, at approximately 2:38 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Hawk Avenue regarding a report of an infant not breathing.   Officers rushed to the home, along with the Sacramento Fire Department, who declared the 3-month-old child deceased at the scene.

On the day of the incident, homicide detectives were called to the scene because the specific circumstances surrounding the child’s death were not immediately clear.  CSI also responded to assist with documenting the scene.

A specific cause of death is pending completion of the coroner’s investigation. 

The investigation has since revealed that both parents, Mial and Williams, were discovered to have narcotics in their systems at the time of the incident.  It is believed both parents had used narcotics the night before and into the early morning hours of Saturday, February 15, 2014.  The next day, around 2:30 p.m., the victim’s father reportedly awoke to find his 3-month-old daughter, Anthoniece Mial, unresponsive and not breathing.  Victim Mial was in bed next to her sleeping mother where all three had spent the night. 

Although a specific cause of death is still under investigation, it is believed that victim Mial had been deceased for several hours prior to her discovery.

In collaboration with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, warrants were issued on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, for the arrest of both Anthony Mial and Felecia Williams.  Today, February 27, 2014, both Mial and Williams were taken into police custody at a residence in the 500 block of Lindsey Avenue and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.