Newport News woman charged with abusing 7-month-old son

Newport News woman charged with abusing 7-month-old son

Credit: Newport News Police Dept.

Jamie Leigh Cox

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 4:22 PM

NEWPORT NEWS -- A Newport News woman is charged with abusing her baby.

Police say Jamie Cox took her seven-month-old son to the hospital on February 22.  Doctors suspected abuse after finding bruises on the right side of his face and lower abdomen and called authorities, said spokeswoman Holly McPherson..

An investigation began and warrants for her arrested were issued Monday.

Cox, 31,  turned herself in on Monday on two counts of assault and battery, one count of child abuse and two counts of cruelty to a child, McPherson added. 

McPherson said the child is with his father.

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