Mississippi mom kills 11-year-old in hotel room; Two other kids found safe

12 days ago

Laurel news, Mississippi news.

A 33-year-old Ohio woman was taken into custody for killing one of her three kids in a room at the Hampton Inn in Laurel, Mississippi last Tuesday.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Latina Marie Oates’ children, 6 and 9-year-old, after medical staff found their 11-year-old brother, Joshua Oates, dead at the room at about 11:30 a.m. His mom was arrested the next day and is currently facing one count of first-degree murder in connection with his death. The two surviving kids were found safe.

The six-grader has passed away a couple of hours before housekeeping staff found his body, officials said.

“I can only imagine the housekeepers and the individual who found the body. It had to be extremely hard on them,” Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox told reporters.