Mom-of-9 arrested after youngest child died at Clinton hotel

8 days ago

Clinton news, Mississippi news.

Clinton authorities have arrested a mother of nine on suspicion of child neglect leading to the death of her youngest child, a 2-month-old, at a local hotel Tuesday.

Darla Luke’s baby was found dead at the Econo Lodge Hotel, a few days after she was charged with child neglect over poor living conditions at her house.

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  • “At some point between June 7 and June 21, the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services returned the children to her custody,” a spokesperson for the city said.

    The coroner’s office determined the baby’s cause of death as asphyxiation suggesting it may be the result of co-sleeping.

    The 34-year-old’s other children were placed with their grandmother, the city official said.