Police have arrested a Wyoming woman and charged her with murder after she brought her dead infant to the hospital, as reported by FOX 17.
Lovily Johnson, 22, was taken into custody on Wednesday evening, after her baby boy was pronounced dead on arrival at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, according to Michigan Live.
Investigators have yet to announce why Johnson became the lead suspect in the murder of her own son, but WOOD has uncovered some details regarding the 22-year-old’s checkered past.
According to court documents, Johnson pleaded guilty to embezzlement in September but failed to make payments on her fines.
Additionally, the 22-year-old has another child. Court records indicate that she took out a personal protection order against the father of this child, claiming she feared for the safety of herself and her children. The document alleges that the unnamed man hit her and bit her in the face.
The father pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic violence in September and was sentenced to a single day behind bars. He currently has a bench warrant for being almost $6,000 behind in child support, according to WOOD.
The father of the dead infant, however, has spoken to reporters and told them that the suspect’s mother is on the way, ostensibly to support her daughter.
Kent County Prosecutor Christopher Becker has announced that, in addition to felony murder, Johnson will be charged with first-degree child-abuse. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
She is expected to be arraigned in the next couple of days.
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