Crime & Courts

Mom arrested after 1-year-old son dies at Charlotte hospital

A Caldwell County woman has been arrested in the death of her 1-year-old son.

Sheriff’s investigators charged 25-year-old Heather Ray Brewer of Granite Falls with second-degree murder after her son died at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.

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Heather Ray Brewer Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office

Investigators received a report of abuse with physical injuries last Wednesday. The infant died on Thursday, the sheriff’s office said on Facebook.

Brewer was in the Caldwell County Detention Center on Monday on $1 million bail. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

The sheriff’s office said it is releasing no other information about the case.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak