Jury hung on verdict of mom accused of killing her son

Posted at 10:36 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 12:23:11-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A jury has failed in reaching a verdict in the trial of a  West Michigan mother on trial in the death of her own son.

Judge Mark Trusock declared a hung jury in the murder trial of Lovily Johnson Wednesday morning. The jury had been deliberating for almost a full week and have been unable to come to a decision.

Johnson was accused of killing her own baby last summer and of child abuse. Investigators say Johnson left her 6-month-old son Noah alone in her home in Wyoming for 32 hours in June of 2017.

Police say the baby was in a car seat and that Johnson admitted to smoking marijuana with friends at the time. Johnson's attorney has argued that the baby could have died from anything.

We'll have more from court starting at 11:00 a.m. on FOX 17 Midday.