More information on county child's death


November 2, 2022

Hunter Lee Drew

The 3-year-old boy who died Thursday, Oct. 20, has been identified as Hunter Drew of Carlinville.

Ashley N. Bottoms, age 33 of Carlinville, was arrested on Oct. 20 and felony charges were filed on Saturday, including involuntary manslaughter and endangering the life of a child causing death. Bail was set at $250,000. A preliminary hearing for Bottoms is scheduled for Nov. 10.

Charging documents indicate that the 3-year-old boy was thrown by Bottoms in an attempt to break up a fight between two juveniles. The boy's head hit a ledge and the impact caused blunt force trauma resulting in a bra...

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