Charge increased against Madison mom

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors have upgraded the charges against a north Alabama woman accused of leaving her 7-month-old child in a bathtub to drown.

Madison County prosecutors told WAFF-TV (http://bit.ly/1de0ND3 ) that the charge against 27-year-old Desiree Dawn Childers of Madison was increased Friday from murder to capital murder. Childers is accused of leaving her daughter, Blakely Alexandria Fairburn, fully clothed in a bathtub of hot running water on Aug. 30.

Prosecutors said Childers is being held at the Madison County jail without bond.

Defense attorney Patrick Hill said they are irregularities with Childers' arrest, which he plans to question. A hearing is scheduled Thursday.

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Information from: WAFF-TV, http://www.waff.com/



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