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UPDATE: Mom Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect in Son's Death

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/29/13 @ 3:45 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington mother charged with the death of her infant son has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

In January 2012, Cierra Jordan, 21, of Huntington, was indicted on a charge of child neglect causing death.

A year earlier in January 2011, emergency workers were called to Jordan's residence concerning her 10-month-old son. According to Huntington Police, the child was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the medical examiners report concluded the boy died from starvation and dehydration.

During a hearing Tuesday afternoon in Cabell County Circuit Court, Jordan pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury

Jordan was then sentenced her to 1 to 10 years in prison.



UPDATE 9/18/12
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington mother charged with the death of her infant son was back in court Tuesday asking for home confinement while she awaits her trial.

In January 2012, Cierra Jordan, 21, of Huntington, was indicted on a charge of child neglect causing death.

Back in January 2011, a medical call came from Jordan's residence involving her 10-month-old son. According to Huntington Police, the child was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the medical examiners report concluded the child died from starvation and dehydration.

During Tuesday’s hearing Jordan’s request for home confinement was quickly denied. Judge Paul Farrell said that Jordan used drugs and lied about it.

Jordan remains in the Western Regional Jail.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/24/12
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington mother has been indicted in connection with the death of her 10-month-old son.

According to court documents, Cierra Jordan, of Huntington, has been charged with child neglect causing death.

Back in January 2011, a medical call came out from Jordan's residence involving her 10-month-old son. According to Huntington Police, the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Detective Ryan Bentley with the Huntington Police Department tells WSAZ.com that you have to be cautious when dealing with a case like this, because you have to be sure of the cause of death. Bentley says detectives waited for the results from the medical examiners office and presented the information to the grand jury when he received the report.

According to Bentley, the medical examiners report concluded that the child died from starvation and dehydration.

Jordan was indicted by a Cabell County Grand Jury earlier this month. She was arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning.

A $50,000 bond was set for Jordan. She posted the bond at the arraignment.

Jordan is scheduled to be back in court at 1:30 p.m. March 8.

No charges had been filed against Jordan prior to the direct indictment because detectives were waiting on the medical examiners report.

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