Miss. mom charged after son's body found in oven

March 2, 2011 12:50:43 PM PST
A Mississippi mother has been arrested in the death of her 3-year-old son after authorities say they found the child's burned body in an oven.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said Wednesday that police found Tristan Robinson's body inside the electric oven at his mother's apartment shortly after midnight. Johnson says the child had been burned, but an autopsy was ordered to determine if he died before or after being placed in the oven.

Greenville Police Chief Freddie Cannon says 24-year-old Terrie A. Robinson has been charged with murder. The chief says she'll be arraigned Thursday in Greenville, a city of about 35,000 residents in the Mississippi Delta.

It wasn't immediately clear if she had hired a lawyer.

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