A Pennsylvania woman reportedly fell asleep on her baby, killing him, and police say this is the second child she killed by sleeping on them.
PennLive reports that 37-year-old Rebecca Hallock is facing several felony charges in connection with the November 2019 death of her 3-week-old son. An autopsy report labeled the baby’s death as “compatible with mechanical asphyxia due to co-sleeping with parent.”
Hallock told police that she co-slept with the baby but a months-long investigation and a blood test determined that she was on meth when the baby died. Hallock also allegedly admitted to police that a similar incident happened in 2017 when she woke up to find her 1-month-old daughter (pictured right) dead, PaHomePage reports.
For the 2019 incident, Hallock was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and endangering the welfare of children.
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[Feature Photo: Rebecca Hallock/Police Handout; Aiyvianna Burgess/Legacy]