A 21-year-old woman was charged Friday, Sept. 13, with murder and assault in connection with her 7-month-old son’s death in Lancaster last November, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Anaiyah Alise Perry, 21, is set to be arraigned in a Lancaster courtroom on a count each of murder and assault on a child causing death, according to a DA’s news release.
Perry’s son—identified by the District Attorney’s Office only as “Royal M.”—suffered head and neck injuries and was airlifted on Nov. 6, 2018, to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, after sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in the 44000 block of Moccasin Place, the release stated.
The infant died the following day, according to prosecutors.
Perry was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 11, by L.A. County sheriff’s detectives and has remained behind bars in lieu of $2 million bail, according to jail records.
Perry faces life imprisonment if convicted as charged.
The case is still being investigated by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.