Jury Recommends 10 Years Probation in Baby Death
February 2017 – A Bexar County jury found Marquita Johnson, 33, and her husband Qwalion Busby, 36, guilty of injury to a child by omission and recommended 10 years of probation. The couple’s 7 month-old son had passed away after his ear infection turned into sepsis, which medical experts testified was the cause of death.
However defense attorneys Demetrio Duarte, Jr. and Linda Molina, argued the couple treated the ear infection with home remedies, timely called EMS, and consented to all medical testing when at the hospital. In turn, prosecutors made it clear in court this was “not a witch hunt against people who don’t believe in modern medicine, or who believe in holistic medicine.”