Macon Toddler Dies, Mother Arrested

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By NewsCentral ProducerCeleste Smith

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Updated: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:04:03 EST

A Macon mother is behind bars facing child cruelty charges in the death of her son. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells WGXA, three-year old Jakarie Reid was pronounced dead at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Medical Center of Central Georgia, early Thursday morning. Jones says it appears the child died from blunt force trauma injuries. An autopsy is scheduled for later this morning. According to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center website, 24-year old Jameshia Reid of Macon is charged with first degree child cruelty. Reid was arrested and booked into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center late Wednesday evening. The case remains under investigation by the Macon Police Department.

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