Jacksonville Mom Charged In Death Of 3-Month-Old Daughter

A Jacksonville mother is the Wake County jail, charged in the death of her three month old daughter.

Nicole Richards was arrested Friday by Apex police on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Autumn Naomi.

Police say on Sunday, Apex police and EMS went to a home on Reunion Meadows Lane where they say Richards had been visiting a friend for several hours. A 911 call said the baby was in respiratory distress. She died later at the Wake Med trauma Center.

After a search of the home and interviewing several witnesses, they charged the mother. Police will not release any other information in the case.

Richards is being held on a $250,000 bond.


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  • by lynn Location: ky on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:28 AM
    the sad thing is i know this girl. she is my soon to be x daughter in law. autumn was my grandbaby which we hadnt got to see since she was 3 weeks old.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    I got on here to say the same thing Kelly below said. It's a little freaky how much they look alike.
  • by Caring Citizen on Oct 17, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    It does look like this woman hasn't slept in days but none of us know what really happened? If it was drugs, remember, drugs is nothing but a demon just waiting to destroy your life and it seems that in this situation, the demon has won. My heart goes out to all the family and friends of this mother and child.
  • by Kelly Location: LA on Oct 17, 2009 at 05:31 AM
    She looks like Casey Anthony's sister.
  • by ShelooksBad Location: Homeville on Oct 16, 2009 at 05:39 PM
    Good Grief! this poor girl looks like she aint slept in a days! I hope and pray to god she wasn't neglecting this infant for the sake of doing drugs with friends! Another senseless death of an innocent child. Home girl looks ruff!
  • by Laura Location: NC on Oct 16, 2009 at 05:09 PM
    hmmmm... ???
  • by Mother Location: Washington on Oct 16, 2009 at 04:52 PM
    Sick people in this world That should NOT HAVE KIDS. My the mothers soul never be at peace
  • by Mom Location: NC on Oct 16, 2009 at 04:12 PM
    Sterilize that WITCH!
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