Mother charged in baby’s death
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009
A Salisbury woman has been charged with the murder of her 2-month-old son, who was found unresponsive in a motel this weekend.
Latoyia Niccole Myers, 24 of 617 Linn Lane, is charged with the second-degree murder of her infant son, Jyhiem Adam Bacon.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the cause of death to be suffocation.
Police confirmed that Myers had another child, Zy-marion Dwayne Myers, who died in November 2007 from suffocation. That child was 29 days old. Autopsy reports revealed the infant was sleeping with an adult on a bed on top of a pillow. Myers was not charged in Zy-marionís death.
Last Saturday, Salisbury Police responded to Happy Traveler Inn after the mother called 911.
When officers arrived, the baby, Jyhiem Adam Bacon, was not responsive. Emergency medical personnel tried to revive the infant, but the baby was already dead.
Upon searching the room, investigators found marijuana and cocaine in the room.
Myers was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.
See Thursday’s Post for more details.