Tulsa Police Arrest Mother In Infant Son's Death

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 2:40 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa Police have arrested 23-year-old Janette Mickelboro in the homicide of her infant son.

Three-month-old Hunter Warner was pronounced dead after his father discovered him in his bassinet, not breathing, according to a news release from the Tulsa Police Department.

Janet Mickelboro told police she tied a receiving blanket around the infant's face to hold his pacifier in place then put him into a "bouncy chair" on the morning of August 20, 2010. When she checked on the baby several hours later before she left for work, she discovered him to be "cold and stiff," the report states.

The mother then untied and removed the receiving blanket from the baby's face, took him out of the bouncy chair and placed him in the bassinet where he was later found by his father.

Mickelboro was arrested on a first degree murder warrant and is being held on a bond of $250,000, according to an arrest report.