Region 8 mother faces charges after baby found dead

Provided By: Cross County Sheriff's Dept.
Provided By: Cross County Sheriff's Dept.

PARKIN, AR (KAIT)- According to Parkin Chief of Police, Dean Davidson, 18-year old Rita Scott was arrested Saturday night after her baby was found dead at 215 Stebbins Street.

According to Davidson, 6-week old Ivan Wooten was found dead after Scott left all three of her kids unsupervised.

An indention was found on Ivan's head. Scott is facing charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a minor on 3 counts. She is being held at the Scott County Jail pending formal charges Monday. Her other two kids are now in protective custody.

Police are awaiting a medical examiner's report in Little Rock to determine the cause of Ivan's death.

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