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Mother Accused of Murder in Brooklyn Baby's Death: NYPD

Officers responding to a 911 call about a disturbed person found the little boy unresponsive

Monday, Oct 7, 2013  |  Updated 12:48 PM EDT
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Mother Accused of Murder in Brooklyn Baby's Death: NYPD

A woman is dead after a triple shooting in downtown Oakland early Saturday morning.

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A 20-year-old mother faces murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of her 19-month-old son, who was found unconscious in their Brooklyn apartment Sunday evening, police say.

Officers responding to a call about a disturbed woman at a home on Ocean Avenue in Flatbush around 8 p.m. found little Justin Stephens unresponsive, according to the NYPD.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Anna Thomas, Justin's mother, was taken into custody at the scene and questioned by police for several hours. She was later arrested.

Information on an attorney for Thomas wasn't immediately available.

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