BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama mother is facing a charge of abusing a corpse after authorities said she burned the body of her dead baby.
NEW: A Birmingham mother has been accused of burning her dead infant's body and leaving the remains in an alley, court records reveal.https://t.co/p46dLyuyo5— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) September 22, 2020
According to WIAT and AL.com, authorities arrested Jasilyn Shebreit Hughes, 27, of Birmingham, on Sunday, more than five months after the incident took place, authorities said.
On April 1, Hughes put 4-month-old Jahzara Harris' body in a diaper bag and set fire to the remains, which she abandoned in an alley, court documents said. Officials have not said how the infant died, AL.com reported.
Hughes remains in the Jefferson County Jail on a $250,000 bond, according to the news outlets.
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