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Mother kills her one-month-old son by falling asleep on his face

By Mason White 5:20 PM December 28, 2016
Erin Piche-Pitts
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A mother is accused of killing her two children by falling asleep on them during feeding, according to police in Florida.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 25-year-old Erin Piche-Pitts, after being accused of choking her one-month-old son to death while he was drinking from a bottle.

Piche-Pitts has been charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

According to the criminal complaint, Piche-Pitts was repeatedly warned about sleeping with a baby after her one-month-old daughter choked to death while sleeping with her mother several years ago.

When Piche-Pitts gave birth to her son Javier, she was warned again about the danger of sleeping with a newborn. One night, Javier was crying and Piche-Pitts placed him in her bed.

She gave him a bottle of formula and fell asleep with him.

Several hours later, she woke up and found her son covered in blood. She called for help and the boy was rushed to the Winter Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

When police arrested Piche-Pitts, she held a melt down and began screaming. She insisted that she did nothing wrong and does not belong in jail.

Piche-Pitts has a history of arrests, including one for possession of meth. Her daughter Angelina, died of suffocation while breastfeeding in her mother’s bed.