Woman pleads guilty to killing infant son, dumping body in trash can

Vernita Lashon Jones. (Source: Edgefield County, SC Detention Center)
Vernita Lashon Jones. (Source: Edgefield County, SC Detention Center)
Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM EDT
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EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A woman who pleaded guilty to killing her infant son will spend 30 years in prison.

Jones suffocated her baby and threw him away.
Jones suffocated her baby and threw him away.(WRDW)

Vernita Jones was sentenced following her plea earlier this week.

She was charged with the homicide of her 6-month-old son, Anthony Frost.

The infant’s body was found in a landfill over 100 miles northwest of Columbia.

Jones, according to investigators, admitted to suffocating Frost and throwing him away.

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