St. Louis mother accused of starving 2-month-old baby to death
KTVI / St. Louis County
Makayla Hill

By Kevin S. Held, KTVI

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. -- (KTVI) -- The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 24-year-old Bridgeton woman for allegedly starving her infant son to death.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bridgeton police were called to The Lodge Hotel on Pennridge Drive Sunday afternoon and found Makayla Hill with her two children: a toddler and an unresponsive 2-month-old boy.

Police attempted to revive the baby before bringing the child to the hospital. The infant was pronounced dead about an hour later. An autopsy determined the infant was malnourished and investigators said Hill did not immediately call for help when her child was unconscious.

Hill was charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death and jailed on a $150,000 cash-only bond.

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