26-year-old mother stabs infant son to death near Poteet, authorities say

26-year-old mother stabs infant son to death near Poteet, authorities say

26-year-old mother stabs infant son to death near Poteet, authorities say

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 9, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 10:05 AM

JOURDANTON, Texas — A South Texas woman has been charged in the stabbing death of her toddler son.

Atascosa  County jail records show 26-year-old Tashawna Cadwell was being held Monday on a charge of capital murder of a child younger than 6 years old. Jail records don’t list an attorney for Caldwell, whose bond was set at $1 million.

Investigators are trying to determine what prompted the attack early Sunday at a home near Poteet (poh-TEET’). Deputies responded to a disturbance call. Sheriff  David Soward says the boy, Caiden Parker, was dead at the scene. The victim would have turned 2 years old on Wednesday.

A second woman and an older child, who suffered minor injuries, were at the home where Caldwell was arrested.

Poteet is 25 miles south of San Antonio.

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