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Clearwater mom charged with murder in infant’s death

Pinellas County

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – A mother has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 10-month-old son.

According to Clearwater police, the crime occurred on May 24 at a home on North Highland Avenue.

Victoria Jackson,24, told 911 that she had found her infant son, Malachi unresponsive in his crib. Police and fire rescue officials responded to the home, and the boy was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death remained undetermined as detectives continued to investigate the mother’s story. Detectives learned this week that Victoria
Jackson had told a friend she had placed a pillow over the baby’s face.

Jackson was brought to police headquarters and confessed to the crime.

Jackson was taken to the Pinellas County Jail and booked on a charge of first-degree murder.

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