Taney County, Mo. -- (2/26/2018) The Taney County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a Taney County man is wanted for involuntary manslaughter after failing to seek medical care for his newborn.
53-year-old Joseph Smith neglected to take his two-day old child to the hospital after the baby was born at his home. The child stopped breathing and was not able to be revived by emergency crew.
The mother of the child, Randi Armstrong, left before responders arrived. According to a report, Armstrong has outstanding warrants for her arrest. She is also facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for the baby’s death.