Mother charged in toddler’s death

LONG VIEW — A Catawba County woman has been arrested and charged with the death of her son earlier this month.

Twenty-one-year-old Whitney Weathers of Long View was arrested Thursday and charged with felony child abuse.

Weather’s boyfriend, William Howard Lail III was charged with murder May 3 after police found their 20-month-old son dead.

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