Alton Woman Accused Of Killing 2-Month-Old Son

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.

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