Local & Regional
Fri January 1, 2010
Mother Charged With Murder
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – 18-year-old Tulsa mom accused of 1st-degree murder
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A teen mother faces a first-degree murder charge stemming from the death of her 7-week-old son, and police are renewing their look at the earlier death of another child who died under similar circumstances.
Prosecutors filed the murder charge Thursday against 18-year-old Dominique Lagail Lee. The charge accuses her of grabbing her infant son, Kai'den Terry, by the ankles and slamming him head-first onto the floor of her apartment on Sept. 27. The child died of bleeding in his brain and his death was later classified as a homicide.
After that ruling in Kai'Den's death, Sgt. Brandon Wykoff said investigators are looking again at the 2007 death of another infant son of Lee, 6-week-old Amontre Ray. In that case, Lee told police that she left the room and returned to find Amontre unresponsive.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com