Cary woman charged in death of 5-month-old son

November 13, 2018
Myechia Naomi Avery

More than a month after the death of 5-month-old Benjamin Avery, Cary police arrested his mother Saturday.

Myechia Naomi Avery, 30, of Cary, was charged with child abuse and involuntary manslaughter.

According to arrest warrants, Avery woke up Sept. 18 to find Benjamin under a plastic bag at her Cheswick Place apartment.

Cary police responded and found the 5-month-old unresponsive. He died at a hospital.

Avery was suspected of drinking and doing drugs the night Benjamin died, according to search warrants.

The warrants state once Avery found Benjamin unresponsive, she asked a neighbor to call 911.

After her son’s death, Avery posted on Facebook denying she had anything to do with his death, saying “People are saying I did this to you purposely but no matter what happens my little bunchy, you know I would never hurt you.”

Avery was held in the Wake County Detention Center.

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