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Woman indicted in connection with the death of infant

A Lacey's Spring woman has been indicted on a child endangerment charge in connection with the death of her newborn son.

The indictment alleges that 21-year-old Christian Atchley endangered her child by using illegal drugs.

She was arrested Monday.

Atchley's common-law husband, 31-year-old James Robert Hill Junior, was charged with capital murder last week.

Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett said the infant's body was found inside a clothes basket at the couple's mobile home October 29.

A coroner ruled the baby had cocaine in his system and died of blunt force trauma.

Atchley's bond was set at $100,000.

Hill is being held in the Morgan County Jail without bond.

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