Woman charged in 2-year-old son’s death in Tennessee

May 12, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a woman has been charged with first-degree murder in her 2-year-old son’s death.

Memphis police announced 25-year-old Davida F. Wooden’s arrest in a statement on Twitter Saturday. She also is charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

The statement says the boy was unresponsive when officers arrived at a home Thursday. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say the boy had multiple blunt force trauma injuries and his death was ruled a homicide.

Wooden is being held in the Shelby County Jail. Jail records didn’t indicate whether she has an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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