CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A mother who is accused of trying to smother her 1-year-old son with her hands and a pillow while at Levine Children’s Hospital made her first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon.
Maggie Dixon, 32, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.
Dixon shook her head as a judge read the charges against her. That was the only emotional response she showed in court.
The mother of two is currently behind bars.
Hospital staff were alerted to abnormalities in the victim’s vital signs and fluctuations in the boy’s breathing patterns, according to police.
Authorities said the hospital staff looked at video surveillance and saw Dixon attempting to suffocate the child.
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