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Mother charged after child's death in Harford County

(Bel Air, MD) -- A North Carolina woman is facing charges after her young son's death in Harford County.

Bel Air police announced today they've charged 37-year-old Gloria Hughes with first-degree murder and child abuse.

She was arrested early Sunday morning after officers responded to a child in cardiac arrest in the 400 block of Main Street.

An off-duty Harford County sheriff's deputy spotted a woman holding a lifeless child.

The toddler was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where the 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead.

Police say, based on significant evidence that includes video evidence, Hughes is charged with her son's murder.

Information contributed by 247newssource.com.