Woman faces manslaughter charge in death of 1-year-old boy

Posted at 10:09 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 10:09:18-04

A 24-year-old southern Michigan woman has been charged in the death of a 1-year-old boy she was caring for.

Amber Lynn Reeves of Jackson appeared Monday without a lawyer for her arraignment on charges including manslaughter and second-degree child abuse in the Oct. 11 death of Logan Tracy.

She was ordered held on $300,000 bond.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that records say the child died of blunt force abdominal trauma. WILX-TV reports that Reeves was dating the child's father. Prosecutors say she beat the boy because she was angry at his father and frustrated that she was left to care for the child.

Reeves faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter and up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the child abuse charge.