No charges in baby death at Meridian birthing center
Prosecutors say there's not enough evidence to pursue criminal charges against two midwives who worked at a southwestern Idaho birthing center where a baby died in 2011.
Ada County prosecutors made the announcement Tuesday, saying that after an exhaustive investigation they could not prove that a crime occurred beyond a reasonable doubt.
The two women involved in the case, Coleen and Jerusha Goodwin, had their midwifery licenses permanently revoked and were fined a total of $14,500 by the Idaho State Board of Midwifery last year after three babies died under their care at The Baby Place in Meridian. The board found they acted in "serious, unprofessional" ways and broke the rules of their profession.
The Goodwins could not be reached for comment.