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Hoke County Will Not Seek Death Penalty Against Teenage Mother

Posted June 2, 2004 3:19 a.m. EDT

— Prosecutors in Hoke County say they will not seek the death penalty for a teenage mother accused of killing her baby.

Prosecutors believe 17-year-old Latoya McLean beat her 6-week-old son to death on Dec. 1.

Autopsy reports show Nasir Jones suffered severe head and spinal injuries.

McLean is jailed in Raleigh.