• Prosecutors: Woman killed son because he was getting in way of affair

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -

    A New Jersey woman has been arrested, charged with killing her 17-month-old son because prosecutors said the toddler was getting in the way of her extramarital affair.

    Heather Reynolds faces murder and child endangerment charges in the death of her son Axel, The Associated Press reported.

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    During a detention hearing, prosecutors in Camden County said Reynolds held a cleansing wipe over Axel’s nose and mouth, suffocating her child. 

    Her attorney said she did not kill her son.

    Officials said that in May 2018, Reynolds ran out of her home, screaming for help and holding her son who was unresponsive. Emergency crews found Axel on the front lawn of the home, according to the AP.

    Reynolds will remain in jail until her trial. The judge said she faces a life sentence, the AP reported.

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