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Mom charged in death of infant found under plastic bag

November 12, 2018

CARY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina mother has been charged in the death of her infant son, who was found under a plastic bag and clothes.

News outlets report that 30-year-old Myechia Avery of Cary was arrested Saturday and charged with felony child abuse and involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 5-month old son, Benjamin.

According to arrest warrants, Avery awoke Sept. 18 to find the boy under a plastic bag and clothes. He was unresponsive and died at a hospital.

Search warrants state that police suspected Avery was drinking and using drugs the night before and she told police she moved the baby to a car seat on the floor next to her bed before going to sleep.

It’s unclear if Avery has an attorney since courts were closed Monday.

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