UPDATE: Abbeville woman charged in baby’s death

By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – An Abbeville woman has been charged in the death of her newborn son, who died Nov. 28 after being left for a day in the backseat of a car when overnight temperatures were near freezing.
Jilisa Jeffries, 20, was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence.
Bond was set at $40,000. Law enforcement officials will present the case to the Lafayette County grand jury to determine if the case merits a trial.

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