Mother Commits Terrible Crime Against Son

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( – A distressing event occurred at Fort Eisenhower in Georgia, involving 30-year-old April Evalyn Short, the spouse of a U.S. Army staff sergeant. April has been charged with the heinous act of murdering her youngest child, an 11-month-old boy. This alarming incident took place in their residence on the military base, as stated by Jill E. Steinberg, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. The charge includes an aggravating factor of child abuse.

The family tragedy unfolded when April fatally injured her infant son with a knife. Despite prompt medical intervention at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, the child’s life could not be saved. The situation grew more concerning when James Short, April’s husband, hurried home after receiving a worrisome text from her. Upon his arrival, he found the house in chaos, with April and their two other children, ages 6 and 11, barricaded inside a room.

Military and civilian police were called to the scene. After some effort, they managed to get April out of the house, though she initially resisted arrest. The extent of harm to the other children remains unclear, but reports suggest a threat was made against the 6-year-old daughter during the incident.

In a shocking discovery, the infant was found by James Short, wrapped in a shower curtain and suffering from critical injuries, in the bathroom. Investigations revealed that April had a disturbing rationale behind her actions, relating to religious beliefs. She has since admitted to the crime and is facing a psychiatric evaluation to determine her mental state and competency to stand trial.

April is currently held by the U.S. Marshals Service, awaiting further legal proceedings at the Jefferson County Detention Center. The investigation of this tragic case is being carried out by the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, with the FBI’s assistance, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Henry W. Syms Jr. and Patricia G. Rhodes.

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