Mom in son's decapitation lost custody once

Associated Press

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey woman who apparently decapitated her 2-year-old son before killing herself had regained custody of her son just five months ago.

Prosecutors say Chevonne Thomas had lost custody of Zahree Thomas in 2010 when she allegedly left the boy unattended in a car. At the time authorities say she admitted having smoked marijuana laced with PCP and blacking out in a park.

Authorities say Thomas apparently decapitated Zahree Thomas and put his head in the freezer of their Camden home before calling 911 just after midnight Tuesday. They say she stabbed herself in the neck while police were outside.

Prosecutors say during the 911 call she first accused her boyfriend of stabbing her child, then admitted "I did it."

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