Cary mom charged in infant son’s death, police say

Wake County News
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A Cary mom was arrested Saturday after her infant son died in September, officials said Saturday.

The incident was reported as “a medical emergency” on Sept. 18 at an apartment along Cheswick Place, according to a news release from Cary police.

When police arrived they found 5-month-old son Benjamin Avery “unresponsive,” the news release said.

The little boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died, according to police.

Myechia Naomi Avery, 30, of Cheswick Place in Cary was arrested Saturday “following an extensive investigation,” the news release said.

Myechia Avery was taken into custody just after 6 p.m. Saturday.

She is charged with child abuse, a Class E felony punishable up to 63 months in prison, and involuntary manslaughter, a Class F felony punishable up to 41 months in prison, police said.

Avery was taken to the Wake County Detention Center, according to police.

“While we are relieved to bring this investigation to a close, Benjamin’s death is a tragedy,” Capt. Randall Rhyne of the Cary Police Department said in a news release.

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