Manchester mom accused of killing 3-year-old son appears in court


MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)– A Manchester mom has been charged in connection to the death of her 3-year-old son, according to police.

Manchester police arrested 30-year-old Alesha Cain, of Manchester, Friday and she was charged with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, cruelty to persons.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2020, Manchester Police responded to Oakland Street after a 911 call was received reporting an unresponsive child at the location.

After police arrived, officers tried to revive the 3-year-old child. The child was transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

Authorities report that detectives assigned to the Investigative Services- Child Investigations Unit investigated the circumstances of the child’s death.

Cain is currently being held on a $650,000 bond and appeared in court on Monday.

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