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Mom who passed out on toddler indicted on manslaughter count

May 21, 2019

LUMBERON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother who allegedly passed out while intoxicated and suffocated her toddler son has been indicted on manslaughter charges.

Antoinette King also faces a child endangerment charge in the indictment announced Monday.

The 13-month-old boy was found at a Lumberton home on Jan. 19. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

Burlington County prosecutors say the 33-year-old King had consumed alcohol and at least one painkiller before losing consciousness. Her mother discovered King lying on the boy and called 911.

Both mother and child were unresponsive when emergency responders arrived, though King was later revived.

It wasn’t known Tuesday if King has retained an attorney.

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