Cherokee County, SC (WLTX) - An Upstate mother is charged with homicide by child abuse after deputies say she caused the death of her 13-week-old baby boy.

SLED arrestedFantasia Barnett-Butler, 19, of Gaffney as a result of an investigation that was requested by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

According to an arrest warrant, the infant died under circumstances manifesting in extreme indifference to human life. The warrant adds that Barnett-Butler caused the death of her child by committing child abuse or neglect.

The infant died on April 22, 2010 and authoritieshave been investigating since.

Barnett-Butler is now behind bars at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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