Waverly woman sentenced to prison for death of infant son

A Waverly woman has been sentenced in connection to the death of her infant son.
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A Waverly woman has been sentenced in connection to the death of her infant son.

A judge on Tuesday sentenced Ashley Bean to a term of three years in prison and 18 months of post-release supervision.

Bean was arrested in 2018 on charges of felony child abuse. Authorities say her three-week-old son, Axel, died from asphyxiation caused by suffocation.

According to court documents, Bean woke up at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the 17th and drank tequila to help her sleep. Then, she went back to bed with Axelo and fell asleep.  When she woke up, Axel wasn’t breathing.

The documents said Bean ensured alcohol bottles were hidden, then called her mother who told her to call 911. Investigators found four empty beer bottles and an empty bottle of tequila.

Bean’s blood alcohol content two hours after deputies arrived, and almost four hours after her last drink of alcohol was .190, more than twice the legal limit to drive, according to court documents.

 

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