Police: Woman tried to smother nephew


FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A Fayetteville woman has been arrested after police say she tried to drown and smother her 2-year-old nephew.

News outlets report that Fayetteville police say 24-year-old Regina L. Durr was taken into custody Saturday night on attempted first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges.

Police say officers responded to an “unconscious juvenile” call that day at a home, where Durr was caring for the child.

Police say an investigation revealed that the suspect had attempted to drown and smother the boy.

The child was taken to the hospital. Officials say he has since been released in good condition.

It’s unclear whether Durr has an attorney.

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