- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A 23-year-old Fort Worth woman who first said that her 10-month-old son died last year after falling off a bed has been arrested in his death after confessing to police.

Shakira Bickerstaff was arrested Tuesday on a capital murder warrant. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (https://bit.ly/1ZcywWt ) reports that according to an arrest warrant affidavit, she was arrested days after admitting to Fort Worth police that she shook her infant son, hit his head on a table and then covered his mouth to get him to stop crying in August 2014.

She remained in Mansfield jail Wednesday on $1 million bond. Jail records did not list an attorney.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office in May ruled Lamont’s death a homicide caused by “battered infant syndrome.”


Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, https://www.star-telegram.com

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