Jury hung on verdict of mom accused of killing her son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A jury has failed in reaching a verdict in the trial of a  West Michigan mother on trial in the death of her own son.

Judge Mark Trusock declared a hung jury in the murder trial of Lovily Johnson Wednesday morning. The jury had been deliberating for almost a full week and have been unable to come to a decision.

Johnson was accused of killing her own baby last summer and of child abuse. Investigators say Johnson left her 6-month-old son Noah alone in her home in Wyoming for 32 hours in June of 2017.

Police say the baby was in a car seat and that Johnson admitted to smoking marijuana with friends at the time. Johnson's attorney has argued that the baby could have died from anything.

We'll have more from court starting at 11:00 a.m. on FOX 17 Midday.

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9 comments

  • J.B.

    The only thing that should be “hung” in this story is the sub-human who let her dead baby literally start to rot in the car seat before she bothered to take it to the emergency room…
    Guess she had a pretty good excuse though right? Smh..

  • C

    A new meaning for ‘justice is blind’. Blind stupid. This subhuman excuse for a human being may look sincere on tje outside, but laughing herself silly on the inside. I don’t know anything that was presented in court, but from what I’ve seen and heard on the news, if I was a juror there’s no way she should walk for even a day.

  • tracyd112

    I would Like to Know the Make up of the Jurors ? As I believe someone sabotaged the voting only to get back at the system.There is no way any Adault with any common sense at all knows it is murder .Yes true with 1st degree there must be that she set out to kill the baby in this case there was sufficient evidence she did just that any competent person would know that by leaving the baby in a car seat dressed and then in a hot Apartment where she left all the windows closed for days any person would know it would cause Death especially when not feeding or giving anything to drink..This was and is 1st degree Murder and some punk messed with the Jury I bet to get back at the police and the system.