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7:46 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Murder counts filed in Tulsa toddler's death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County prosecutors have filed child abuse murder charges against two women after a little boy was found dead inside their vehicle during a traffic stop.

Mica Shoate and Jazmin Williams also were charged Monday with child neglect in connection with the March 25 death of 1-year-old Zamontay Green.

Police say they stopped Shoate's car that day because it was moving erratically. The women told the officer they were trying to get Zamontay to a hospital.

The state medical examiner's office says Zamontay had been dead at least eight hours before he was found unresponsive.

Police say Zamontay isn't related to the women and was left in their care.

Both remained in the Tulsa County jail. Court records didn't indicate if the women had retained attorneys yet to represent them.

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