Woman charged with strangling son

Published 11:36 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

An Oxford woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly strangling her son.

According to the Oxford Police Department, officers responded to Laurel Cove for a report of an assault. Officers spoke to a male and female juvenile who reported their mother strangled the boy. Officers contacted family members to pick up the two juveniles.

The mother, identified as Shona Johnson, 38, was taken into custody where she was interviewed by investigators. According to reports, Johnson admitted to strangling her son in the bathroom. She was charged with aggravated domestic assault and booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center on a $50,000.

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The boy did not require medical attention.