Sashine Howell, 23, was being held on a charge of aggravated child abuse. This has now been upgraded to murder, officials have said.
Howell is accused of shaking her 10-month-old daughter Faith on the evening of December 30th. The baby was placed on life support at the Memorial Regional East Hospital in Hollywood. The life support has now been turned off.
Howell is also mother to a second child, who has now been placed in protective custody.