Hope Woman Accused of Killing 2-Month-Old Son

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HOPE, AR — Investigators with the Hope Police Department (HPD) arrested a woman Thursday evening in connection to the death of her 2-month-old son.

HPD says 24-year-old Whitney G. Russell, of Hope, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder around 5 p.m. Thursday. Officers responded to a call Wednesday morning around 9 of an infant who was not breathing.

The child was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Hospital, where he died a short time later, according to HPD.

Russell was taken to the Hempstead County Jail, where she currently remains.

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