Midlothian mother charged in son's death

February 29, 2012 3:02:36 PM PST
The mother of a Midlothian toddler who was beaten to death is charged with first degree murder.

Thirty-seven-year-old Marles Blackman was arrested Wednesday morning in suburban Calumet Park. Her son, Lavandis Hudson, died last July.

An autopsy found the 2-year-old boy died of blunt force drama from child abuse.

Police say Blackman called 911, said she was in the kitchen when she heard a thump, and found her son on the floor.