Mother of scalded toddler, dead baby makes court appearance

Mother of scalded toddler, dead baby makes court appearance

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 2:50 PM

LONG VIEW, N.C. –  A Catawba County mother charged in connection with the death of her own baby boy appeared in court on Thursday.

Whitney Weathers faces two counts of felony child abuse.

(Click here for photos of the suspects and from the scene)

In court on Thursday, she waived her right to a probable cause hearing. Weathers is out on bond, but still can be indicted by a Grand Jury.
    
Weathers' 18-month-old son died at the beginning of May.

Her boyfriend, William Lail, is charged with his murder. Investigators say he was babysitting the boy at the time.

The child's 3-year-old sister was also taken to the hospital with burns.

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