Macon Mother Is Accused of Beating Her 3-Year-Old to Death

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Jameshia Reid during her first appearance in court on May 23, 2013. (Photo: Chris Horne/

The murder charge against a Macon mother accused of killing her 3-year-old son can go forward, a Bibb County judge ruled Thursday.

Jameshia Reid appeared before a Superior Court judge for a commitment hearing Thursday afternoon.

After a 30-minute hearing Judge Tripp Self ruled there was enough evidence to charge Reid with murder.

She's accused of killing her son, Jakarie Reid, last month.

On Thursday, Macon police detective David Patterson described the evidence against her, which includes statements from several witnesses.

One witness allegedly saw Reid beating Jakarie.

Patterson said they also recovered a hanger and a fishnet that investigators believe were used to injure the boy.

He said they also recovered hair from the house that may contain blood.

Reid's lawyer, Brett Steger, said the boy suffered from heart problems, and already had two surgeries.

Last month, Leon Jones said GBI medical examiners ruled that Jakarie Reid died from "blunt force head trauma."

Jameshia Reid was charged with murdering the boy, after initially blaming his collapse on nail polish chemical, according to a Macon police report.

A judge denied bond for his mother in her first court appearance on May 23. That's the same day Jakarie died and she was charged with murder.

The report says she told officers that he may have passed out from drinking chemicals, like acetone and pedicure oil, that she'd left in the kitchen while doing her nails.

Officers wrote they found "numerous dangerous chemicals on the floor around the house" but they didn't smell any chemicals on the boy's body.

They wrote officers did see several bruises.

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