22-year-old Alexis Bagwell was taken into custody Monday in Tennessee, and charged on July 19, 2017, after a Metro Nashville Police investigation. She is being held on $100,000 bond for the attempted murder of her son Josiah.
Sources from the hospital reported that on two separate occasions, she tried to harm Josiah. However, she was unsuccessful in smothering of her 5-month-old son.
The first time Bagwell attempted to harm her baby, he stopped breathing. In the other case, she called to help her son with the issue, although, “it became apparent that her claim was not true,” according to the Tennessean.
Her son was being treated at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in January 2016. The staff felt as though something was wrong and became suspicious of Bagwell.
“Reports say this was not the only time Bagwell has been looked at by authorities. In fact, there was an alleged abuse case charge that was filed in October 2015.
Overall, Bagwell is being charged with attempted murder and three accounts of aggravated child abuse. Reportedly, since her son was placed in foster care, he is doing well.
Written by Ebony Webb
Edited by Cathy Milne
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