CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- A Catawba County mother charged with felony child abuse has been released from jail.

Whitney Weathers made her first court appearance Friday morning. She was arrested Thursday on two counts of negligent child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

Her 18-month-old son died last week at a home in Long View. Weathers boyfriend, William Howard Lail III, was charged with murder in the case.

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