Mother and Father have three year old Son together. Mother and Father separate.
Father files for sole custody of Son, alleging that Mother’s behavior had grown erratic in recent weeks.
The Maryland family court was not persuaded, however, and left Son in Mother’s custody.
Several weeks later, Mother was discovered in a park, pushing Son in a swing for hours on end. Son was dead.
An autopsy on Son did not reveal any traumatic injuries, and a cause of death was not established.
Toxicology reports are still pending.
Mother has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
There is presently no evidence of any criminal behavior and no charges are being filed.
Read more in
- this BET article: Mom Found Pushing Dead Son on Swing Diagnosed Bipolar
- this [UK] Express article: First picture of tragic toddler pushed in swing by mother for hours while dead and
- this [UK] Daily Mail article: Pictured: The 3-year-old boy found dead in a playground swing being pushed by his mother as it’s revealed his father was denied sole custody days before .