Mother accused of putting son in refrigerator out of jail

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
Baby in fridge dies, mom out on bond
A South Carolina woman bonds out of jail, accused of killing her infant son.

CHESTER, SC (KTRK) -- A South Carolina mother charged with killing her 4-day-old son by putting him in a refrigerator for three hours is out of jail after posting bond.

WBTV reported Angela Blackwell was released on bond and house arrest after a hearing Thursday. She is charged with homicide by child abuse.

Blackwell cried at her bond hearing as her lawyer and family said she has no money and is not a flight risk. She was arrested in August after a six-month investigation.

Attorneys said Blackwell has the mental capacity of a fourth-grader. Her 3-year-old child was taken into protective custody by state social workers in February, when police found her infant suffering from hypothermia. The boy's father was not charged in his death.

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