Illinois mom smothers infant to death while sleeping on same couch, intoxicated

25 days ago

Decatur news, Illinois news.

A Decatur mom pleaded not guilty to accidentally smothering her baby son to death while she fell asleep next to him, heavily drunk.

Jennifer E. Bishop, 32-year-old, and her attorney Steve Jones made their appearance in Macon County Circuit Court earlier this week in connection with the death of her son, 2-month-old Franky Martin, and pleaded not guilty to two counts of causing a child to be endangered resulting in death.

Prosecutors don’t believe Bishop’s claims that she found her infant son unresponsive in his crib given that the only crib in her home was filled with books and clothes. They allege Bishop had drunk an entire bottle of Canadian Whiskey before losing consciousness on the boy, suffocating him.