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Person County Mother Charged with Killing Baby

Posted August 1, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— The Person County Sheriff's Office believes a mother killed her own baby.

Elizabeth Richardson, 26 of Timberlake, was arrested for murder Wednesday at her father's home in Clinton.

Emergency crews were called out last month for a baby in distress in the Timberlake community. Six-month-old Devon Richardson died at UNC Hospitals two days after being declared brain dead.

Doctors say the child had been shaken and suffered a severe skull fracture from a blow to the head.

The mother is being held without bond in the Person County jail.