Woman who jumped from Missouri bridge charged in son's death

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 8:23 PM

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman who survived after jumping from a busy Kansas City, Missouri, bridge is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old son.

Platte County authorities say a grand jury indicted 30-year-old Aushena Warren on Monday in the drowning of her son, Audrick.

The boy's body was found in a full bathtub in June hours after Warren jumped into the Missouri River.

An autopsy concluded the boy drowned. Prosecutors said Warren didn't call 911 or medical authorities after her son drowned.

The indictment says a witness left two children with Warren on June 13. One of the children later contacted the witness and said he couldn't find Warren. The witness went to the home and found the boy in the bathtub.

Warren is being held on $500,000 bond.