Mother charged in murder of 3-year-old

Mother charged in murder of 3-year-old

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DeKalb County Police have arrested the mother of a 3-year-old who died Monday.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in an apartment on Wood Bend Drive in Stone Mountain.

A spokesperson with the DeKalb County Police department said the mother's boyfriend alerted authorities when he came home and discovered the child, unresponsive. Authorities say the child was dead when they arrived on the scene.

Police have arrested the 21-year-old mother, Meriel Bemis and charged her with murder. Authorities are investigating this incident.

The girl's mother is currently being detained at the DeKalb County Jail. No bond has been set, at this time.

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