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Mother charged with murder in death of 5-year-old boy



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mother has been charged in the death of her 5-year-old son who was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a west Philadelphia apartment. Forty-year-old Jennifer Joseph is charged with murder and child endangerment in the death of 5-year-old Devon Joseph. Police said the defendant’s  husband told officers he came home shortly after 10 p.m. Monday to find the boy on the floor of the bathroom. He was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Police haven’t specified a cause of death. Court documents don’t list an attorney for the defendant and a listed number for her couldn’t be found Wednesday.

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