Mother indicted in death of baby found in motel freezer

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A woman has been indicted in the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel room freezer.

Amanda Gail Oakes, 36, is charged with manslaughter and corpse abuse.

A man who had been traveling with Oakes, Carlton James Mathis, 28, of Gainesville, Georgia, was arrested on a murder warrant June after the baby's body was found.

The baby, Curtis James Oakes, died while being cared for by Mathis. The mother said they placed her son's body in the freezer of a Dothan motel room when the smell became unbearable.

Investigators found the body in the freezer after the couple was arrested. Police said it had been there for several days.

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