DA drops assault charges against couple accused in death of their baby


A Tehachapi couple accused in the death of their child, have had two counts of assault dropped against them.

Matthew Norwood, 29, and Brittney Collins, 28, are still charged with first-degree murder, however. 

Norwood and Collins were originally arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child until last month, the coroner determined the death to be a homicide.

The two will have a new arraignment on Dec. 28.

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