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- Police allege that a New Jersey mother overdosing on drugs apparently rolled onto and suffocated her young child.
- Police said they were able to revive the woman, but first responders performing CPR on the boy were unable to revive him.
- The woman was charged with child endangerment and taken to Burlington County jail.
A New Jersey mother was arrested after she allegedly rolled onto and suffocated her young child while overdosing on drugs.
Antoinette King, 33, of Lumberton, New Jersey, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
The Lumberton Township police department said the 13-month-old boy’s grandmother called 911 shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found King and her son, Jerimiah, both unresponsive.
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The responders gave King Narcan and were able to revive her. The boy remained unconscious however. They were both taken to Virtua Memorial Hospital where Jerimiah was pronounced dead.
King was taken to Burlington County jail. An autopsy is scheduled for the boy.