Police: woman charged with felony child neglect after death of her 3-week-old child

HATTIESBURG, MS – Police say one woman has been charged with one count of felony child neglect.

Sgt. McLemore says Amanda Hobson, 24, has been arrested for the crime. He also says the death of Hobson’s 3-week-old child prompted the investigation, but several children live with her and additional charges are pending.

Coroner Lisa Klem confirmed that Larry Breazeale, 3 weeks old, was pronounced dead at Forrest General Hospital around 6:30 am. The child was from Hattiesburg and the cause of death is pending. His body has been sent to the State Crime Lab for autopsy.

Hobson lived on the 800 block of Morton Street in Hattiesburg, MS. The investigation is ongoing.


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