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Mother’s conviction in son’s drowning death reversed (access required)

A divided panel of the Court of Ap­peals of Virginia has reversed the felony child neglect conviction of a Pulaski County mother whose 5-year-old son died in a septic tank accident. The 2-1 ruling holds that prosecutors failed to show that Ashley White acted willfully in allowing her son to roam in the family’s back yard ...