Alton Woman Accused Of Killing 2-Month-Old Son

Posted on: 4:15 pm, October 9, 2012, by , updated on: 05:29pm, October 9, 2012

ALTON, IL (KTVI)– A Metro East mother is behind bars accused of killing her two month old son.

Wallisha Bland of Alton has been charged with first degree murder.

Police say she called 9-1-1 on October 4th to report her son, Jayce Gillespie, was unresponsive.

Investigators say after talking to bland, they discovered she threw the baby to the floor.

The autopsy revealed Jayce suffered a fractured skull that lead to his death.

Bland is being held without bond and could face up to life in prison.