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Gastonia mom accused of smothering infant to death while intoxicated

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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Gastonia woman is charged with felony child abuse in the death of her infant daughter earlier this year.

Shana Alexis Davidson, 23, is accused of smothering her daughter March 18.

Authorities say Davidson was intoxicated and fell asleep on the couch with two-month-old Shaelyn Gabriell Davidson.

Gastonia Police Sgt. Gene Weaver says the woman awoke and discovered her daughter was not breathing.

Police waited until medical tests were complete to charge Davidson.

She is being held on $500,000 bond.

It is not clear if Davidson has an attorney.

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