Mother wanted for murder over 13-year-old son’s starvation death

1 month ago

Birmingham news, Alabama news.

A 43-year-old mother is wanted in connection to the death of her 13-year-old son who died from starvation last March.

Aston Starkey’s death was ruled a homicide from malnutrition and dehydration, Shelby County Coroner Linda Evans said.

Birmingham Police responded to Extended Stay America on March 2 and transported the teen with Down syndrome to a hospital where he died.

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  • The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Serena Starkey, the boy’s mother, accusing her of murder.

    Aston was born in Florida and moved to Alabama with his mother; He was never enrolled in school and rarely saw a doctor.

    Authorities are asking anyone with information about Serena Starkey’s location to call police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.