Initially, an Aurora woman was charged with aggravated battery to a child under 13 years-old and aggravated domestic battery after she was accused of slamming her 6-month-old son on a piece of furniture, police said. Her son died on Tuesday June 25, 2019, and her charges were upgraded with First Degree Murder.
Aurora police and firefighter/paramedics responded shortly before 5:00 p.m. Friday June 21, 2019 to an apartment in the block of 2000 Fox Pointe Drive to a report of an unconscious infant who was not breathing, according to an Aurora police news release issued Sunday night.
Police on scene first found the infant on the family room floor and began CPR, the release said. Paramedics took over with Advanced Life Support and transported the child to a nearby hospital.
Trivea Jones, 23, was alone in the apartment and told police that her son had stopped breathing while she was feeding him, but the hospital staff discovered and reported that the infant had suffered severe trauma including a fractured skull.
The 6-month old male child was airlifted to a trauma center in Chicago and was placed on life support.
Jones later admitted to slamming the child against a piece of furniture and leaving him unconscious on the floor before asking a neighbor to call 911, according to the Aurora Police Department release.
Trivea Jones is being held in the Kane County jail.
Following her son’s death, bail for Trivea S. Jones bail was increased from $500,000 to $2 million on Wednesday by Kane County Judge Keith Johnson. She would need to post 10 percent or $200,000 to be released from the Kane County jail while the case is pending. She does not have any previous arrests in Kane County, according to court records.
Jones is scheduled to appear in court Friday, June 28, 2019.
Trivea Jones faces 20 to 60 years in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.
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