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Mother Charged With Son's Christmas Eve Death, Claims He Was Injured By A Truck

Police in Georgia say Oluwadamilola Imafiabor failed to seek appropriate medical attention for her 1-year-old son. 

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According to the FBI, about 450 children are murdered by a parent each year.

A mother in Georgia was charged with her son’s murder after a postmortem examination failed to support her claims that the child was injured by a truck, say police.

Oluwadamilola Imafiabor, 29, is accused of failing to seek proper medical attention for her 1-year-old son, according to a Jan. 2 press release from the Gwinnett County Police Department. The boy, whose name has not been released, was found dead by police when they responded to a call to 231 Seasons Parkway in Norcross on Christmas Day.

Imafiabor told authorities her son was injured the day before when he was “run over by a truck” while playing outside.

“Initially, she stated the child appeared to be fine after the incident but died later during the night,” police stated. “An autopsy was performed on the child, and the injuries appear to be inconsistent with the story provided by Imafiabor.”

J.R. Richter of the department’s public information office could not elaborate on the child’s cause or manner of death when asked by Oxygen.com.

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It remains unclear whether or not police made contact with the alleged truck driver, though Richter told Oxygen.com, “the suspect [Imafiabor] described a dark-colored pickup truck.”

Imafiabor was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to children, according to the release. Police said she has not been charged with malice intent, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Authorities would not state if other suspects are being sought in this case.

Authorities ask that anyone with information contact detectives at 770-513-5300 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. There is a $2,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

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