APNewsBreak: SC lawyer: Missing boy's mom pregnant
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for the mother of a South Carolina toddler missing since Thanksgiving says his client is pregnant and should be released from jail.
Hemphill Pride II says in court papers filed earlier this week that 22-year-old Zinah Jennings needs pre-natal care. Pride says he has known about the pregnancy for a week.
Pride says a doctor who has examined Jennings says she is mentally ill.
Pride says Jennings has been ordered to have treatment for a year and has been ordered to take Risperdal, used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.
Jennings son, Amir, was 18 months old when his grandmother reported him missing in November. The boy has not been found. Police say his mother has lied about where he is.