NJ ‘meth mom’ found guilty of murdering her 17-month-old son Axel

CAMDEN – A 44-year-old mother has been convicted of murdering her young son four years ago.

Heather Reynolds, who had methamphetamine on her person at the time of the toddler’s death, has been found guilty by a jury of the murder of 17-month-old Axel Jayce, Camden County District Attorney Grace MacAulay has announced.

The boy has been identified by name by family and friends since his death.

On Thursday, after a nine-day trial, a Camden County jury returned the guilty verdict against Reynolds for murder, possession of methamphetamine and endangering the well-being of a child.

Gloucester Township Police responded on May 10, 2018 to a report of an unconscious child on a lawn near his home in the Sicklerville neighborhood.

A medical examiner discovered that the child was choked and had isopropyl alcohol and acetone in his blood.

Prosecutors previously said Reynolds killed her baby because he interfered with a romantic relationship.

Reynolds is due to be sentenced in October.

She was acquitted of a separate charge of conspiracy to commit murder, which was filed during the investigation into her son’s murder.

The same charge had been filed against Jeffrey Callahan, of Clayton, but was dropped as he pleaded guilty to witness tampering, as reported by the Inquirer of Philadelphia.

“A lot of people have worked very hard to get justice for this child. I am grateful for their efforts and appreciate the time and attention the jury gave to this case,” Camden County District Attorney’s Office Homicide Section Chief Peter Gallagher said in a statement. written.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]

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