Mother arrested for allegedly killing her 8-month-old son in Missouri

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Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Dept., MEGA

Oct. 21 2021, Published 4:48 p.m. ET

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An 8-month old child died at a Missouri hospital and now his mother faces criminal charges, authorities said.

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Amberlyn Davis, 24, was charged with second-degree murder and abuse of a child resulting in death on Oct. 20, according to the Daily Journal Online.

Davis is being held without bond, the Daily Journal Online reported.

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Her son, 8-month-old Jason D. Webb Jr., died Sept. 29 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, according to the Daily Journal Online.

Police say the incident happened at the Bonneville Motel in Bonne Terre, Missouri, the Daily Journal Online reported.

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Davis told hospital staff and police that on Sept. 27, her son had fallen off the bed at the motel and began having seizures, according to the Daily Journal Online.

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Cops were told the baby’s father was not present in the motel room when the child fell off the bed, the Daily Journal Online reported.

The baby was taken to Parkland Health Center and then to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he died, according to the Daily Journal Online.

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According to the report obtained by Daily Journal Online, Dr. Russell Diediker conducted an autopsy of the baby on Oct. 1 and ruled the baby’s death a homicide.

He stated that the injuries were due to cranio-cerebral injuries, and the report says he felt the cause of death was “from being struck with something large and flat or [the child] being slammed against something,” according to the Daily Journal Online.

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In a dcoument where the sheriff’s department request no bond, it states Davis has no permanent address and has been staying in a hotel or motel for a few weeks, the Daily Journal Online reported.

It also states that there were three other children, younger than 4, living in the motel, according to Daily Journal Online.

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