SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – The mother of a toddler found dead in a Georgia landfill has been indicted on charges including murder.
A grand jury in Savannah returned a 19-count indictment Wednesday against Leilani Simon, who was arrested last month in the death of her 20-month-old son, Quinton Simon.
The indictment says Simon killed her son Oct. 5 by assaulting him with an unknown object that caused serious injury, then dumped his body in a trash bin outside a mobile home park.
It also accuses her of lying to police when she denied meeting a drug dealer and using drugs the night before her son’s death.
It was not immediately known if Simon had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.