Mother accused of murder fit for trial

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COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A judge says a mother chargdd with murdering her 2-year old son is fit to stand trial.

Investigators say 22-year old Savannah Weiss left her son, Malachi, alone for more than two days. When she finally checked on him, he was dead.

In January, her lawyer said she needed a psychological evaluation after a detective testified Weiss went out to eat with friends while her son was starving to death just blocks away.

The detective says she told police it wasn’t the first time she’d left him alone.

She’s due back in court next month. If convicted, Weiss faces life in prison.

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