Mother Accused of Failing to Provide Care for Son

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old woman who put a Popsicle on the head of her toddler son and returned him to bed after he fell from the second floor of her apartment has been arrested.

The child died.

Ebony Thorne was being held last night in the city jail on a charge of injury to a child by omission/criminal negligence. She has requested a court-appointed attorney.

Police said in a release that her son, Joshua, fell through a U-shaped stairwell inside their apartment about 5:00am Wednesday.

Thorne placed a Popsicle on his head and put him to bed.

When the child's father arrived later, he found Joshua unresponsive.