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Mom Charged With Death of Newborn Has Long File With CPS

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Several investigations have turned up new information about Amanda Redman who is charged with the death of her newborn baby.

According to Police, 27-day-old Amillia Redman, her seventh child according to court documents, was found smothered to death. 30-year-old Redman reportedly fell asleep on the baby.

Redman has a long history on file with child protective services.

The father of one of her other children gained full custody of their child this week. He says he does not believe she would ever do anything intentionally to harm any of her children. The Jackson County Prosecutor seems to agree, so she's being charged with what amounts to neglect and child-abuse.

At 10:30a.m. on the morning of the Amilia's death, Redman's blood alcohol tested at a 0.16. The records went into great detail about the inside of the home, stating it was extremely dirty and cluttered with rotting food and alcohol bottles. 

Most recent court documents laid out a lengthy timeline of the events leading up to the child's death, even saying that when Redman's mother asked where the baby was in the morning, Redman answered that she figured the dog must have gotten her.

One day before the child's death on April 1, a Child Protective Services worker discussed making good choices and safe sleeping protocol regarding her children.

The timeline dated back to 2001, when Redman's then 3-year-old son was removed from her care for medical neglect because he weighed 106 pounds. She also appeared on the Dr. Phil show about the case. The documents painted a picture of the events that lead to Redman's losing custody of her other six children.

6 News reached out to Redman at her home to get her side, but no one was home. Neighbors said no one's been there for days. We left a message with her mother and with the father of one of her children, who said she's been getting death threats.

We'll continue to follow this story.

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