Mother charged in death of 4-day-old infant in Alexander County

- An Alexander County woman has been charged with second-degree murder of her 4-day-old infant, according to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office.

Early Tuesday morning the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call in regards to a 4-day-old infant unresponsive.

Authorities responded to the residence in the Wittenburg Community and found the infant unresponsive. 

CPR was given over the phone to the mother of the infant, according to authorities.

Alexander County EMS pronounced the infant deceased at the scene.

The infant was taken by Morganton Transport Services to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for an autopsy to be performed on the child.

Aishia Marie Pacheco, 22, mother of the deceased infant has been charged and arrested for second-degree murder.

She knew her baby was dead the night before, according to police. 

Pacheco was taken before the magistrate and was placed under a $1,000,000 secured bond.

Her first court appearance is scheduled for June 6.

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