Madison Co. Woman Arrested For Murdering Newborn Son
July 6 2010
http://www2.wjtv.com/jtv/news/state_...rn_son/165837/Authorities with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a woman for the death of an infant found in a suitcase outside a church. Authorities say Shelia Ealey, 41, turned herself in late Friday night. Someone found the boy’s body Friday afternoon outside Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Ealey now faces a murder charge for the death of her new born baby boy.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article...344/1001/rss01Madison County grand jury has heard the case of a newborn boy's body found in a suitcase near a Flora-area church.
The indictments returned by a Madison County grand jury still are being served, said Guest, whose district covers Rankin and Madison counties.
Shelia Ealey, the baby's mother, is charged with murder but could face manslaughter or capital murder charges if the grand jury chooses to indict. There still hasn't been an official ruling as to the newborn's cause of death.
Shelia Ealey, a mother of five, was released July 8 on $35,000 bond.Shelia Ealey
The case against Ealey was strengthened on July 8 when Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland said DNA tests confirmed Ealey was the mother of the newborn.Guest had said authorities believed the newborn was alive when someone disposed of him.