A 23 year old mother, Arissa Ward has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly smothered her child while they slept next to each other.
Ward, called police in Middleton, Pennsylvania, on 30 December last year after she found her infant son unresponsive on the couch next to her where they had been sleeping.
She said she had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana before lying on the couch next to her son, who was two months and five days old.
An autopsy carried out a week later found the child had died due to “traumatic asphyxia combined with smothering”….
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