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A West Point woman is facing capital murder charges, following the death of her infant son.
Clay County Sheriffâ€™s deputies arrested Brittania Smith, 24, or 904 Hillside Park in West Poing Monday after results from a Mississippi Crime Lab autopsy allegedly confirmed 2-month-old Brinston Smith had ingested a lethal dose of prescription codeine. The death was ruled a homicide.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said on Dec. 20, emergency responders were dispatched to the residence in response to a 911 call of â€śa child not breathing.â€ť Personnel took the infant to North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, where he died later that day.
â€śUsually in a case that young, thereâ€™s always an autopsy,â€ť Scott said. â€śFortunately, we donâ€™t have too many of them to deal with. ... The coroner had reason to believe an autopsy should be conducted.â€ť
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