Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 28 November 2015

‘Dead’ tot revived in coffin then dies in hospital

Published 17/08/2010

A doctor who certified dead a Mexican baby which later revived in its coffin has been charged with homicide.

Dr Jenny Gijon, who declared the premature infant girl dead in early August, faces homicide, abuse and misconduct charges.

During the wake, the parents heard a noise coming from her coffin and when they opened it, found the baby crying.

The baby was taken to hospital, but died three days later of asphyxia.

Another doctor, Dario Davila, who allegedly hired Gijon improperly to take over his shifts at the hospital, faces charges of abuse of authority and misconduct, as does the hospital's former director, his assistant and the head of the obstetrics department.

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