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Fairbanks woman charged with murdering infant son

By KTVA CBS 11 News 10:21 AM December 4, 2013

Amber Lynn Swanson brought the body of her 18-month-old son to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital late Sunday evening

ANCHORAGE – A 24-year-old Fairbanks woman was arrested Wednesday following the death of her infant son, Alaska State Troopers said.

According to trooper dispatch, Amber Lynn Swanson brought the body of her 18-month-old son to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital late Sunday evening. She claimed she fell asleep Nov. 29 and awoke to find the passenger side window of her vehicle rolled down and her son outside. She said he died the next day.

But troopers said evidence showed the child, Julian Swanson-Byrd, was killed by blunt force trauma. He had been dead for some time when Swanson delivered his body to the hospital, troopers said.

Swanson was charged with first-degree murder for the boy’s death.

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