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Baltimore police: Mother charged in 1-year-old son’s death

September 15, 2020 GMT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who authorities say confessed to suffocating her 1-year-old son in December has been arrested.

Shakira Shaw, 22, was charged with murder on Monday, about a month after she informed authorities she was responsible for Kaleb Shaw’s death last December, the Baltimore police department said in a news release.

Baltimore police said Kaleb was brought to a hospital last year and died there a short time later.

An autopsy conducted after Kaleb’s death had determined he died from natural causes. It is not clear why he was initially taken to a hospital by firefighters.

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It was not clear if Shakira Shaw had an attorney who could comment.

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