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Kansas woman charged in death of 19-month-old son


December 20, 2018

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas woman has been charged in the death of her 19-month-old son.

The Leavenworth Times reports that 31-year-old Catherine Smith made her first appearance Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge and requested a court-appointed attorney.

Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens says police went to Smith's residence on Nov. 29 in response to a report that a small child wasn't breathing. Her son, Maverick Smith, was taken to a hospital, but he later died.

Kitchens say police conducted an extensive investigation that focused on possible neglect. Smith su...

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