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Hope, AR mother charged in infant's death

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Whitney G. Russell, 24 (Source: Hope Police Department) Whitney G. Russell, 24 (Source: Hope Police Department)
HOPE, AR (KSLA) -

A Hope mother has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of her 2-month-old son.

According to the Hope Police Department, officers were called around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6 to the home of 24-year-old Whitney G. Russell in response to a call about a 2-month-old child that was not breathing.

The baby was pronounced dead at Wadley Regional Medical Hospital in Hope a short time later.

Russell is charged with second degree murder. Police have not released details regarding how the child is believed to have died. They say the investigation is ongoing.

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