- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis woman whose son suffocated after authorities say she drunkenly took him to bed with her is accused of misdemeanor child endangerment.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1LzUFU8) reports 30-year-old Connie Lynn Novak of Overland is charged in connection with the August death of 10-week-old Jayce Novak.

Authorities say the infant was found unresponsive in his parents’ bed at their home, and the St. Louis County medical examiner’s office later ruled death a homicide by asphyxia.

Novak told police she’d been drinking beer and vodka all night until about midnight, woke up early the next morning and fed a bottle to Jayce. Police say she put the child in her bed, where she and her husband were sleeping,

Online court records don’t show whether Novak has an attorney.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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