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Criminal defense: Mother charged with murder

The mother of a New Jersey toddler who was found dead in the family home is now facing murder charges, according to local sources. Prosecutors in Camden County have confirmed the 41-year-old woman is facing multiple charges, including drug possession, child endangerment and murder. It is unclear whether she currently has criminal defense representation.

On May 10, the woman was apparently seen running and screaming for help while holding the 18-month-old child who was apparently unresponsive. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the child on the lawn of the family home. The child was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, but coroners and police believed the death to be suspicious.

An autopsy was conducted that found the child perished of asphyxiation. Police concluded the death was in fact a homicide and arrested the mother. It is not clear from the report what convinced authorities the mother had a hand in the child's death, but she will stand trial for her child's murder at an unknown time in the future. At that time she will be represented by criminal defense counsel. 

The death of a child is an unspeakable tragedy, and to accuse a parent of playing a role in their child's death is an extremely serious charge. This is why her criminal defense representation will work to examine the facts of the case carefully, including any evidence New Jersey prosecutors intend to bring to the court. In so doing, they will build a strong and compelling case in her defense to protect her legal rights while fighting for the best possible result under the circumstances. 

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