Mother charged for falling asleep on baby

23-year-old Destiny Judd (Harnett County Sheriff's Office)

April 7, 2010 9:00:00 PM PDT
Authorities have charged a mother in Dunn who accidentally suffocated her newborn son when she fell asleep with him.Paramedics were called to 23-year-old Destiny Judd's apartment on December 26, 2009. She allegedly rolled over and suffocated her son while sleeping with him and another child on the sofa.

An autopsy indicated 7-week-old Jordan Judd died from asphyxiation.

Authorities have charged Judd with involuntary manslaughter. Police say they had warned Judd not to sleep with her children in 2006 after a similar death of a newborn.

According to reports, in October 2006 Judd accidentally suffocated a 5-week-old infant she was sleeping with.

Judd is being held in Harnett County Jail under $100,000 bond.

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