KENTVILLE, N.S. - Charges have been withdrawn against two people in connection with the death of an eight-week-old baby in Nova Scotia.

Chris Hansen of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service says the Crown dropped the charges against Candace Chetwynd of Port Hastings and Shawn MacIsaac of Waterville on Monday in Kentville provincial court.

Ethan Chetwynd died in a Halifax children's hospital two weeks after he suffered a cardiac arrest at a Kentville hospital on Jan. 4.

The 21-year-old Chetwynd and 26-year-old MacIsaac were charged with aggravated assault and failing to provide the necessities of life on Jan. 13.

RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Brigdit Leger says the previous charges no longer apply because they were laid before the baby died.

She says police are reviewing the results of the infant's autopsy and the investigation is ongoing.