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COVINGTON — A 22-year-old Covington mother has been charged with murder and cruelty to children in the first degree after the death of her 4-month-old daughter.

According to Newton County Sheriff’s Communications Officer Caitlyn Jett, deputies responded to a cardiac arrest call about 2:44 p.m. on Sept. 13 to a home off Edgefield Lane in Covington. The female infant was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the results of an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, investigators took out warrants for murder and cruelty to children in the first degree.

The mother, Lakristy Jdeon White, was arrested and charged on Sept. 20 and is being held without bond at the Newton County Law Enforcement Center.

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Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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