Mother was accused of murder in the death of her 5-year-old son


Pensacola, Fl

 Police said a woman was accused of the death of her 5-year-old son who was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a West Philadelphia apartment.

Jennifer Joseph, 40, is accused of murder and endangerment of children in the death of 5-year-old Devon Joseph, according to court documents.

Police said the defendant’s husband told the officers that he came home shortly after 10 p.m. The two found the boy on the bathroom floor and his wife in the bedroom bleeding from self-inflicted wounds on her wrist.

The boy was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead after 11 pm. Monday. Police did not specify the cause of death. The officers took the woman to the Bin Al-Mashikhi Medical Center, where she was in stable condition.

The court documents do not mention the defendant’s attorney, and the number registered for them has not been found.


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