Sheriff: North Carolina mother charged in toddler’s death

July 10, 2019 GMT

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Investigators with a North Carolina sheriff’s office have charged a woman in the death of her 21-month-old son.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office says Heather Nicole Lipscomb is charged with an open count of murder. She is being held without bond and it’s not known if she has an attorney.

The sheriff’s office says the child’s mother called 911 on April 22 and said the toddler was limp and not responding. Deputies say an autopsy revealed that the child suffered traumatic injuries that led to or caused his death and that he didn’t receive proper medical attention.


According to the sheriff’s office, Lipscomb was arrested last Thursday, a week short of the child’s second birthday. The sheriff’s office announced the arrest on its Facebook page on Tuesday.