Two charged in infant's death in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County mother and her boyfriend are expected to make their initial court appearance Tuesday morning on charges of capital murder and negligence in the death of a 2-year-old toddler.

Victoria Viner died at a Jackson hospital August 13, two days after she was taken to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel with unknown injuries.

An autopsy indicates the baby died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Justin Blakeney is charged with capital murder and Lydia Guadalupe Ruiz Viner is charged with felony child abuse and neglect.

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