Missouri mom charged with toddler's stabbing death
BEL-RIDGE (AP) - A mother has been charged with fatally stabbing her 19-month-old son at an apartment in the suburban St. Louis village of Bel-Ridge.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Valisa Ebberson was charged Saturday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Elijah Ebberson. Bond has been set at $100,000. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.
On Friday morning, family asked Bel-Ridge police to check on the boy and his mother. When officers arrived, they found Elijah unresponsive inside the apartment. St. Louis County police say the boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead of multiple stab wounds.
Bel-Ridge turned over the investigation to the county.