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Investigator: Mom was using drugs up until baby's birth

Antoinette Newsome. Photo Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. Antoinette Newsome. Photo Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Dept.

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - More details are coming out about the 32-year-old Ocean Springs woman charged with killing her newborn baby through drugs.

Antoinette Newsome had her initial appearance in Jackson County Tuesday. According to investigators, the mother of two gave birth to a baby boy this past Tuesday. The child died two hours and 20 minutes later.

Investigators said Newsome was reportedly using cocaine, as well as other drugs, leading up to the birth, which caused the baby's heart to stop working.

Last year, Newsome was arrested for drug possession in the county. Investigators said she also has an arrest warrant in Georgia on an unrelated drug related issue. She is charged with culpable Manslaughter in this case

"It is very disheartening in this case, having a child who hasn't even begun to have his life yet. And it is being taken away because of the negligence of his mother," said investigator Chad Heck. "His mother, knowing she was pregnant and continuing to still use crack cocaine, and shoot up pills, and use other drugs. It is very disheartening."

Newsome was out on bond for the drug charge in December, but her bond was revoked Tuesday. The judge set a $250,000 bond for this Manslaughter charge.

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