Walterboro mother charged in connection to 5-month-old son's death

VIDEO: Walterboro mother charged in connection to 5-month-old son's death

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - A Walterboro mother has been charged in connection to her 5-month-old son's death.

Authorities charged 26-year-old Allena Oliver with unlawful neglect towards a child.

The charge stems from an incident in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 when police were called to a home for an unresponsive infant.

The mother told police she went to sleep with her baby and toddler in bed with her at approximately 2 a.m., and woke up to find the toddler lying on top of the infant, according to a police report.

She said she took the baby from beneath the toddler and found the baby was not breathing, then rushed to a neighbor's home and asked them to call 911, the report states.

The infant was pronounced dead by EMS shortly after they arrived.

In addition, authorities say the infant's twin brother died a few months ago.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of death for both of the infants.

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