Charge upgraded against mother in infant death

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The 18-year-old mother of an infant who died at a Williston hotel in late April is now facing a murder charge.

Hannah McMillin was originally charged with felony child abuse in the death of her 1-month-old son. KEYZ reports McMillin was arrested along with her husband, Tank McMillin, after police were called to the Sheraton Hotel for a report of an unresponsive infant. The baby was pronounced dead a short time later.

Both were charged with child abuse and have been held on $1 million bond. An affidavit of probable cause says the mother told investigators she had put her child on the bed, placed pillows around and over the upper part of his face. She is due in court Wednesday.

There’s no word on any amended charges against the father.

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Information from: KEYZ-AM.

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