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Mom charged with murder in death of two-month-old son

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The family of a Buena Vista Township mother defending her as she is charged in the death of her two month old baby. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

SAGINAW, Mich. - The family of a Buena Vista Township mother defending her as she is charged in the death of her two month old baby.

28-year-old Kelise Cemmons was arrested on Wednesday and Thursday she was charged with the murder of her two-month-old son.

Family and supporters in the courtroom say shes innocent but the Saginaw County Prosecutors Office says the evidence shows otherwise.

"It was six months to the date of the original call until she was arrested yesterday," says Sgt. John Richards.

According to the Prosecutors Office, Kelise Clemmons called 911 on March 11th saying her two-month-old son Elijah was unresponsive.

Clemmons says she fed the baby and laid him on the couch, but was later woken up by her four-year-old son, that's when she found Elijah not breathing.

Michigan State Police Sergeant John Richards says the results of the autopsy revealed new information.

"The autopsy was completed on the infant and the medical examiner determined that there was blunt force trauma and that was the cause of the death and ruled it a homicide," says Sgt. Richards.

The Prosecutors Office says the autopsy showed a fracture to the skull.

Clemmons told investigators her four-year-old son may have done it.

But a forensic scientist determined there's no way a four-year-old is strong enough to cause that type of damage.

Thursday in court as Clemmons was charged with open murder, her supporters could be heard saying she's innocent.

Clemmon's cousin Trina Kendall says whatever happened was a mistake.

If you guys knew what type of person that she was you would say that no she's not the one, it was just a mistake that happen and she's being accountable for it. i'm nervous but i don't think she should be held accountable for a mistake but other than that she's a good person a good parent," says Kendall.

Clemmons will be back here in court on October 3rd.