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Grand jury indicts Webster Parish mother in infant's death

Last Modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:08 AM

MINDEN (AP) — A Webster Parish mother whose infant son died from being shaken has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder.

The Times reports ( 19-year-old Brittany Tyson has been in custody since Aug. 5 after Webster Parish sheriff's investigators say she admitted to shaking her son, Riley Tyson, to get him to stop crying.

District Attorney Schuyler Marvin said Monday an autopsy of the 4-month-old revealed hemorrhaging at the base of his spine, an indicator of being shaken.

Tyson and baby were staying with friends at a Sibley apartment complex when the incident happened.

Marvin says Tyson will be arraigned on Sept. 9.

It was unclear whether she has an attorney.

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