Probation for mom in baby’s death

Kayla Ann Lund
Kayla Ann Lund

Staff Report

The South Beloit woman found guilty of the 2011 death of her infant son will be released on probation.

Kayla Lund, 25, was found guilty of manslaughter and endangering the life/health of a child in July.

Monday, Sept. 15, Chief Judge Joe McGraw sentenced her to 180 days in jail and four years probation. Lund has been credited for time served in the Winnebago County Jail. That means she will not serve additional time behind bars.

In September 2011, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police were called to Kayla Lund’s home at 608 Wheeler Ave., South Beloit, because her infant son, Jaxon, wasn’t breathing. The baby, who was only 7 weeks old at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined the baby died of malnutrition. At the time of birth, the child was healthy and weighted 7 pounds, 5 ounces. When he died, the baby lost 30 percent of his body weight and weighed less than 5 pounds. Lund admitted she decreased Jaxon’s feedings because he was spitting up a lot.

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