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Mom Found Pushing Her Dead Son in Playground Swing Faces Manslaughter, Child Abuse Charges

The boy was left there for two days.

Image source: Family photo via the Washington Post

LaPLATA, Md. – A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead child in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse.

The Charles County State's Attorney's Office says 24-year-old Romechia Simms was arrested and faces an arraignment Monday morning.

Image source: Family photo via the Washington Post

Authorities say Simms put her 3-year-old child, Ji'Aire Donnell Lee, in a playground swing the morning of May 20 and left him there for two days. The mother was spotted the morning of May 22 pushing her child's lifeless body in the swing.

A medical examiner had previously ruled the boy died of dehydration and low body temperature.

Family members say Simms was suffering from mental illness.

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