Police charge mom with abuse of infant


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The mother of a 7-month-old boy is facing child abuse charges after he was taken to the hospital with bruising on his body last month.

Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department told WAVY.com hospital staff called police when the boy was taken to the hospital Feb. 22 by his mother, Jamie Cox. The boy had bruising on the right side of his face as well as his lower abdomen.

Further investigation resulted in a detective taking out warrants Monday for two counts of assault and battery, one count of child abuse and two counts of cruelty to a child against Cox, 31.

Cox turned herself into authorities Tuesday.


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