A Missouri mother is facing up to life in prison on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse after her baby recently passed away.
On Sept. 29, 8-month-old Jason D. Webb, Jr., was admitted to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, court records obtained by the Jefferson County Leader show.
The baby boy was transferred to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, where he passed away two days later.
An autopsy report stated the infant’s death was a homicide caused by cranio-cerebral injuries that may have included getting “struck with something large and flat” or from “being slammed against something,” the paper reported.
On Oct. 27, Amberlyn Davis, 24, allegedly told authorities she and her son were staying in a St. Francois County motel and the infant fell off the bed when she went to get another child a doughnut.
Davis reportedly was living with three other children under 4 years in the lodging, the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Office said.
She is being held without bond.