A Michigan mother was arrested for allegedly keeping her 6-month-old son in a carseat without food or water for two days, resulting in his death, People magazine reported.
Lovily Johnson, 22, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse after her son, Noah Johnson, died. She allegedly told police that she strapped him in the car seat and kept him in her apartment without food or air conditioning intentionally.
She then took her infant son’s body to the hospital, where attendants said they believed he had been deceased “for some time,” Detective Robert Meredith said in a probable cause affidavit.
Johnson’s other daughter, age 2, was taken into the care of the state.
Johnson, who allegedly also violated her parole for a 2016 embezzlement conviction, pleaded not guilty in her arraignment. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 2.
If she is convicted, she faces life in prison.
[Image: Kent County Jail]