Mother charged with murder after strapping 6-month-old son in car seat, leaving him with no food

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By MARY KEKATOS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

Lovily Johnson, 22 (pictured), from Wyoming, Michigan, has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of six-month-old Noah Edward JohnsonA mother has been charged with murder after she allegedly strapped her six-month-old son into a car seat and left him without food for two days.

Lovily Johnson, 22, from Wyoming, Michigan, was charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of six-month-old Noah Edward Johnson.

Wyoming District Court Judge Steven Timmers ordered that Johnson be held without bond pending her next court appearance.

If convicted of the felony charges, Johnson faces mandatory life in prison without parole.

On July 19, she arrived at about 2.35pm at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids with her baby, according to police. She was arrested several hours later.

Johnson admitted to authorities that she was Noah’s sole caregiver in the days before he died, and that she was home several times a day during that time.

‘Upon arrival, Noah was clearly deceased and had been for some time,’ Wyoming Detective Robert Meredith wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

‘She knowingly and intentionally deprived him of the necessities of life by not feeding him since Monday evening [July 17].’

During this period, Noah was buckled into a car seat on the upper floor of Johnson’s apartment with no air conditioning.

Johnson is also mother to a two-year-old daughter who has since been placed under the supervision of the state Department of Health and Human Services. Efforts will be made to place the child with her grandmother, according to testimony on Friday.

In an arraignment conducted via video on Wednesday, Johnson told Judge Timmers at first that she didn’t understand the charges.

Timmers reviewed the charges a second time.

‘Well, let me make it really clear,’ he said. ‘They alleged you killed a young child and that you physically abused it. Does that make sense to you?”

‘Yes sir,’ Johnson responded.

The probable cause hearing is set for August 2.

In addition to the murder and child abuse charges, she has an upcoming probation violation hearing for a 2016 embezzlement conviction.

Johnson was charged with embezzlement of less than $200 for an incident last August at a business on 28th Street SE.

She was placed on probation in September for eight months and ordered to stay away from Woodland Mall, according to records in Kentwood District Court.

Johnson (pictured) is also mother to a two-year-old daughter who has since been placed under the supervision of the state Department of Health and Human Services. Efforts will be made to place the child with her grandmother, according to testimony on Friday

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