in a mother new jersey Convicted in the murder of a child because they were getting in the way of deceiving him.
Last Thursday, 44-year-old Heather Reynolds was found guilty of murdering her 17-month-old baby, Axl. On May 10, 2018, Reynolds allegedly suffocated the baby by covering his mouth and nose with a cleaning wipe. Then she ran away from her house screaming with Axl in her arms; She shouted to the neighbors for help, people report.
“The child was pronounced dead a short time later,” a statement from Gloucester Township Police said. After reviewing text messages from Reynolds’ phone, officers were convinced that Reynolds murdered his son because he had become a burden to his extramarital affairs.
At the time of the murder, Reynolds was married to her husband, who often worked out of town.
“A review of text messages between the defendant and her boyfriend from last night shows that the defendant was becoming frustrated by the boyfriend’s apparent lack of interest,” assistant prosecutor Gallagher said in court back in 2019. In addition, witnesses told Reynolds at one point “that her baby son … was an obstacle in her relationship with her boyfriend.” He was arrested on 13 June 2019.
On Thursday, Reynolds was found guilty of manslaughter, possessing methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child, according to prosecutors in Camden County. He will be sentenced in October for strangling Axl.