NC mom caught on camera trying to suffocate baby at hospital

A woman is accused of trying to suffocate her 1-year-old son at Levine's Children's Hospital in Charlotte.

A newly released report from WSOC-TV claims Dixon has a background in respiratory therapy and worked in the field for four years until her license expired in 2011.

Employees at Levine Children's Hospital were alerted to the alleged attempts at infanticide when a monitor indicated there were irregularities with the baby's vital signs, specifically fluctuations in his breathing.

Video surveillance footage later showed that she attempted to smother the child, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report. Dixon was removed from the room and agreed to speak to detectives, according to CMPD.

Dixon was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

Of note, prior to the episode at the hospital, there had been no known prior attempts of the mother abusing her baby son.

He is now at the hospital with other family members, and will be turned over to his father once he is released, WSOC-TV reported.

They also say her son was born premature and had related health issues, including pneumonia and that Dixon had recently separated from her husband. The Division of Social Providers will be helping with the investigation.

  • Larry Hoffman