Infant Dies From Injuries in Attack

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita woman faces second-degree murder charges following the death of her 3-month-old son in a hospital pediatric ward.

Police say Megan Mott, 23, of Great Bend is being held on $100,000 bond.

Her son died early Friday at Wesley Medical Center from skull fractures and other injuries.

Police said the boy was found in critical condition while being treated for a respiratory infection. They say the mother was the only person who had been in the hospital room before he was found.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 20.

Police say the boy's father was not involved in the incident, but he was arrested on unrelated charges from another county.

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