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Mother charged in death of infant son

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Columbiana County Prosecutor Robert Herron said this morning that a woman has been charged with endangering children in connection with the death of her child.

Columbiana County Coroner Dr. William Graham Jr. previously declared the death of Derek A. Dennison a homicide. His autopsy report on the 7-month-old boy indicated a pattern of abuse.

Herron said she was taken into custody Tuesday evening.

The prosecutor said he anticipates additional charges. The boy was pronounced dead at Salem Community Hospital about 12:38 a.m. July 23.