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Hoke Woman Charged In Son's Drowning

Authorities in Hoke County have arrested and charged a woman in the death of her son.

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April Dru Jimmerson
RAEFORD, N.C. — Authorities in Hoke County on Tuesday arrested and charged a woman in connection with the death of her son.

Investigators said April Dru Jimmerson's 2-year-old son was found dead floating in a swimming pool on July 2, 2006. After months of investigation, authorities said, they learned that Jimmerson had a history of child neglect that led to her son's drowning.

Jimmerson, 24, of Helen's Lane in Lumber Bridge, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor child abuse.

Jimmerson is in the Hoke County Jail on $150,000 secured bond.

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