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Lynn Woman Found Guilty of Child Endangerment After Son Dies

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    Mother Facing Charges 2 Years After Death of Infant Son

    Laci Kirk, also known as Laci Brand, was indicted on reckless endangerment charges in the 2015 death of her 4-month-old son, Charles Brand III.

    (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    A Massachusetts woman has been found guilty of a charge related to the death of her 4-month-old son who prosecutors say was left "largely unattended" in a homeless shelter.

    The Essex County District Attorney's Office says 24-year-old Laci Kirk, of Lynn, was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail Wednesday after being found guilty of wanton or reckless child endangerment. Kirk already served eight and a half months of the sentence, and the remainder will be suspended if she complies with court-ordered sanctions.

    The woman's son, Charles Brand III, died in September 2015 at a homeless shelter in Lynn where the two were staying.

    Prosecutors say Kirk, also known as Laci Brand, spent the day drinking with a friend.

    An autopsy determined the baby died of natural causes.

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