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Pregnant woman faces charges in death of her 2 month old son

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A pregnant woman faces charges in the death of her 2-month-old son.

Last April, Smyrna police found an unresponsive infant in an apartment.

Police say they found the baby, Anakin Wiest, extremely underweight.

The infant's mother, Brittany Wiest, and her boyfriend, Michael Withers, were inside the apartment at the time.

The medical examiner's report found Anakin's cause of death was starvation and dehydration - it was ruled a homicide.

Wiest, who is 24-weeks pregnant, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect and felony murder.

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