EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMother Charged Three Years After 1-Month-Old Baby Dies
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 24, 2013 12:04 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 24, 2013 3:27 PM EDT
Newtown , Mingo County , West Virginia
A Mingo County mother has been charged in connection with the 2010 death of her 1-month-old baby.
Jennifer Lynn Harmon, 42, of Newtown was arrested and charged Friday with child abuse-neglect resulting in death. Deputies said her infant, Brier Harmon, died on Sept. 20, 2010.
On Aug. 13, 2013, the medical examiner said the "cause of death was due to accidental overlay associated with bed-sharing with an adult caretaker who disclosed having abused alcoholic beverages on the night prior to the child's death," according to a criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court.
Deputies said Harmon told officers that she drank about six beers the day of Sept, 19, 2010, before laying down with her baby.
Harmon remained in the Southwestern Regional Jail Tuesday on a $25,000 bond.
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