Murder charges in Camden slaying dropped

Published 1:22 pm Friday, May 23, 2008

Murder charges in Camden slaying dropped

CANTON (AP) — Murder charges have been dropped against a Camden woman who was accused of killing her infant son.

Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said Friday that 32-year-old Hattie Douglas will not be prosecuted in the death of her 11-month old son, Kadarrius, because of a lack of evidence. Douglas had been out of jail on a $50,000 bond. Her trial last month had been postponed.

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Authorities said Douglas’ son had an alcohol level of 0.4 percent when he died May 11, 2006, but an independent pathologist’s report indicated multiple blood-alcohol tests came back with conflicting results, with one as low as 0.02 percent.

Guest said Douglas does not face any other charges.