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Missouri mother convicted in young son’s death

June 27, 2019

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman whose 13-month-old son weighed only 10 pounds when he died has been convicted of manslaughter and child neglect.

A Stone County jury convicted Bambi Jackson, of Reeds Springs, on Wednesday for the January 2016 death of Justus Jackson, who emergency responders found not breathing when they went to the family’s home.

KSPR reports the boy’s official cause of death was low blood pressure and dehydration.

His father, Joshua Jackson, entered an Alford plea to involuntary manslaughter in 2018.

Prosecutors say Bambi Jackson did not provide adequate care for her son and did not immediately seek medical attention when she discovered he wasn’t breathing.

Defense attorneys argued she didn’t knowingly cause harm to her child.

The couple’s five other children have been removed from the home.

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Information from: KSPR-TV, http://kspr.com

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