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Deputies: Mother's abuse led to death of 1-year-old son

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GRANITE FALLS, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a mother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old son in North Carolina. Caldwell County deputies said 25-year-old Heather Brewer was charged with second-degree murder after the boy died at a Charlotte hospital last week. Authorities had started investigating Brewer a day earlier after getting a report the boy appeared to have been abused. Deputies said in a news release that District Attorney David Learner asked them to not release any other information about the child's death. Brewer is being held on a $1 million bond. It wasn't known if she had a lawyer. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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