SC mother set to be tried in missing boy case

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of a missing South Carolina boy is set to go on trial on a charge of not being honest with investigators about the boy's whereabouts.

Zinah Jennings' trial on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child is set to begin Monday in Columbia.

Her son Amir was 18 months old when he was last seen around Thanksgiving. Jennings' mother reported her missing several weeks later, telling police that she thought her daughter and grandson were in Atlanta but that she was receiving evasive answers when she asked about the boy.

Police say Jennings also gave them conflicting stories about the boy's whereabouts, and she's been in jail since December. Jennings is pregnant with a second child and faces up to 10 years in prison if she's convicted.

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