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Mother of Virginia child found in septic tank charged with murder

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Ashley White Ashley White
Noah Thomas, 5, was found dead in a septic tank on March 22 near his home in Pulaski County, VA. Prosecutors say the parents left him home alone with infant sister the day he disappeared. Noah Thomas, 5, was found dead in a septic tank on March 22 near his home in Pulaski County, VA. Prosecutors say the parents left him home alone with infant sister the day he disappeared.
Paul Thomas Paul Thomas

PULASKI COUNTY, VA (WVVA) The mother of the five-year-old child found dead in a septic tank in Pulaski County is charged with felony murder. 

Ashley Jennifer White, 31, is charged with the accidental killing of Noah Thomas. According to a news release issued by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, "under Virginia law this charge is defined as the accidental killing, contrary to the intention of the parties, while in the commission of some other felonious act."

Both White and Noah's father Paul Thomas have been charged with child abuse and neglect.

The preliminary hearing for White is scheduled for August 12.

Noah Thomas, 5, was found dead in a septic tank on March 22, on the family's property near Dublin. Prosecutors say his parents left Noah and his 6-month-old sister home alone. 

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