Mother accused of baby's death told police she 'blacked out'

Posted at 11:22 AM, Nov 07, 2017

A Maine woman charged with killing her 7-week-old baby told the jury she had multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her son's death.

Thirty-two-year-old Miranda Hopkins took the stand Monday in her own defense at court in Belfast. The Troy resident says she doesn't know how baby Jaxson died in January. But she previously told police that one of her two autistic sons may have been responsible.

Police say Hopkins had been drinking whisky and told investigators that she must have "blacked out." She said she woke up to find her baby cold and "beat to hell."

The baby's cause of death was listed as blunt force head injuries.

The state and defense have both rested their cases. Closing arguments are expected to begin Tuesday.