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Jury finds Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

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The jury has found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. The jury returned a guilty verdict on murder and child endangerment charges. Bacon was not found guilty of aggravated murder.

Amanda Bacon was charged with murder and endangering children after her son Avery, 6 months, was injured and later died.

Prosecutors say Bacon knew Avery was hurt, but instead of going to the hospital she left to have sex with a man in exchange for money.

Bacon told detectives her roommate was watching the baby. When she came home her five month old son Avery had a knot on his head.

"I got in the car with him he took me to get cigarettes we went to the motel when I came back knocked on the door Frank is holding my son in his arms. He had water all over his face. He tried splashing water on him. I said what's wrong with my kid. He said I think I fell asleep on him I don't know what happened he must have fell. There was a lump on his head so I know he did not fall his ears were purple inside like I told you," said Amanda Bacon.

On the tape Bacon admitted to lying to detectives when they talked to her at the hospital.

"Why didn't you tell the truth," said Detective Kermit Quinn. "I didn't know what happened," Bacon replied. "I wasn't there I didn't know what happened I was freaking out. I was in shock and I asked Frank on the way to the hospital what should I tell them."

 

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