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Puzzled neighbors, reeling after Bucks toddler’s death, wonder what made a mom turn on her child

September 19, 2018

By Staff

Jennifer Clarey was a doting mother, neighbors say, who invited kids on the block to play with her son, planted flowers in her yard in Bucks County, and recently threw a party for her child’s second birthday.

Less than two months later, what appeared to be an idyllic life became a tragedy. Clarey’s 2-year-old son, Mazikeen Curtis, was found dead in bed Aug. 25 at their Lovett Avenue home in Tullytown. Authorities alleged Tuesday that Clarey, 42, had deliberately mixed a lethal dose of children’s Benadryl and the powerfully addictive prescription opioid, hydrocodone, in Mazikeen’s sippy cup. She later cut her own wrists but survived. Bucks County District Attorneys Office Jennifer A. Clarey.

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