PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a woman has been charged with attempted murder in connection to the death of her 7-year-old son. Police announced the arrest of 26-year-old Natasha Franks, of the 2000 block of Clarence Street in Kensington, on Wednesday.
Authorities say just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, 7-year-old Tazmir Ransom was rushed to St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital for difficulty breathing. According to police, Tazmir was found to be suffering from numerous severe injuries.READ MORE: 2 Men Injured, 1 In Critical Condition, After Allegheny West Shooting: Police
Police say Tazmir died at the hospital on Wednesday.READ MORE: ACLU Announces Philadelphia Police Pilot Program As Alternate To Stop And Frisk
Franks is currently facing attempted murder, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare, unsworn falsifying, among related charges.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Kareen Welton For Several Hit-And-Runs In Philadelphia, Including Crash That Killed Woman In Center City
The investigation is ongoing and being handled by the department’s homicide unit.