Kentucky mother facing charges in death of 3-year-old

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CORBIN, Ky. – A Whitley County mother and her boyfriend are facing charges related to the death of her 3-year-old.

While details have not been released on the toddler’s death, Kentucky State Police say this has been an ongoing investigation since Feb. 19.

The child’s mother, Alexandra M. Datson/Ward, 20, of Corbin, has been charged with murder (complicity) and first-degree strangulation (complicity).

Her boyfriend, Jordan B. Taylor, is also charged with murder, as well as strangulation and first-degree sodomy of a child under 12 years old.

This is a continuing investigation.

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