- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the mother of a 7-week-old boy who died last year has been arrested on an involuntary manslaughter charge.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Shania Delawder (shuh-NEYE’-uh duh-LAW’-dur) is charged in Liam (LEE’-um) Spencer’s death. The baby was found unresponsive at a motel in the western Ohio county on Oct. 6 and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Court records don’t show an attorney for Delawder.

Authorities said at the time that the baby had bruises. Sheriff’s officials are still investigating and haven’t released the cause of death.

A sheriff’s statement says Delawder told investigators last week that she knew her son was severely injured, but didn’t try to provide aid. Authorities say that failure was a factor in his death.


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