SC mom accused of putting newborn in fridge for 3 hours

Angela Blackwell

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bond hearing has been scheduled for a South Carolina mother charged with killing her infant son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours.

Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse says 27-year-old Angela Blackwell was expected to have a bond hearing at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chester County jail.

Blackwell was arrested Monday on a charge of homicide by child abuse.

Deputies say she was at her home February 27 when she put her 4-day-old son in the refrigerator and shut the door. After three hours, she took him out and sought medical attention.

Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker says William David Blackwell died from hypothermia with asphyxiation from being placed in the cold.

Sprouse said he didn’t know if Blackwell had an attorney.

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