MARION, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman has been charged with murder after authorities say they believe she shook and hit her 6-month-old son, who died over the weekend.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Tequila Mannering called 911 late Friday afternoon saying her son Aaden wasn’t breathing and may have choked while drinking milk.
The infant was taken from their Marion home to a local hospital. He was then airlifted to a Columbus hospital.
Hospital staff told deputies Saturday the child was in critical condition and wasn’t expected to survive. He was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon.
It wasn’t immediately known when the child was hurt. An autopsy is planned.
Mannering faces charges including murder and involuntary manslaughter. She’s jailed on $1 million bond.
Court records don’t indicate if she has an attorney.