Toledo mother found guilty in death of infant son

<div id="caption" title="caption">Amanda Bacon and Avery Bacon.</div>

TOLEDO -- A jury found a Toledo mother guilty of murder in the 2012 death of her infant son.

26-year-old Amanda Bacon was tried before a Lucas County jury on charges of aggravated murder, murder, and child endangering

stemming from the December 2012 death of Avery Glynn Bacon. Prosecutors made the case, in a trial that lasted for several days, that the west Toledo mother threw her six-month-old son against a hard surface, causing a severe skull fracture which led to his death two days later.

On Friday, after two days of deliberations, jurors found Bacon guilty on murder and child endangering charges. She was acquitted of aggravated murder.

Bacon's defense team fought to poke holes in the state of Ohio's case, claiming the boy's death was at the hands of Bacon's roommate, Frank Jones.

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Bacon, who prosecutors said is a prostitute who neglected to care for her youngest son on the night in question, has one other son.

A sentencing date has been set for April 24. Bacon faces up to life in prison.


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