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Authorities: Charlotte mom tried to suffocate boy

Posted June 19

Maggie Dixon

— A Charlotte woman has been charged with trying to kill her 1-year-old son in a local hospital, police said Monday.

Maggie Dixon, 32, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious injury.

Dixon was alone with her son in a room at Carolinas Medical Center Levine Children's Hospital on Sunday, and hospital staff were alerted via monitors to fluctuations in the boy's breathing pattern and abnormalities in his vital signs, police said. Hospital staff checked on the child and saw Dixon on video surveillance attempting to suffocate him, police said.

Dixon was immediately removed from the room by hospital staff, and officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter.

The boy remains in the care of Levine Children’s Hospital and other family members. The Department of Social Services is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case or Dixon is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.


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  • Marie Brandsdorfer Jun 19, 6:52 p.m.
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    Poor sweet baby!! That POS needs to be put under the jail!!

  • Wayne Hill Jun 19, 4:59 p.m.
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    You know if you are taking a ride on the crazy train, that does not entitle you to take your children along for the ride.

    I hope the child finds his way to some "loving arms." There is no way a poor little child can comprehend why this happened to him.

  • Janet Ghumri Jun 19, 4:39 p.m.
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    I wonder why this poor baby was in the hospital in the first place? She may be guilty of more than one instance of abuse. Thank goodness the staff and police responded quickly. I'm glad he is out of her custody.

  • Jj Parker Jun 19, 3:36 p.m.
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    Someone needs to choke her out.

  • Anita Lambert Hawley Jun 19, 3:36 p.m.
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  • Marcia Maloney Jun 19, 3:00 p.m.
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    If you don't feel you can play the role of a mother, than don't have children. She looks much older than 32. Glad to hear the boy wasn't seriously harmed and survived such abuse.