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Mother charged in child abuse death of Oklahoma infant

The Associated Press - July 9, 2017 9:40 am

Mother charged in child abuse death of Oklahoma infant
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A mother has been charged with child abuse murder after her 3-month-old boy died from multiple skull fractures.
Online Tulsa County court records indicate 23-year-old Ashley Ayonna Ledbetter of Tulsa was charged on Friday just hours after the infant was pronounced dead at a hospital about 1 p.m.
A police report indicates the child was hospitalized on Thursday. Doctors say the infant had multiple skull fractures, a lacerated spleen and liver, and bruising on both arms.
An affidavit says Ledbetter told detectives the infant struck his head on a dresser and landed on the floor after she slammed him on a bed.
Ledbetter is being held in the Tulsa County Jail with bond set at $1 million. Court records don’t indicate if she is represented by an attorney.

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