Atlanta sisters charged in 3-year-old’s death waive preliminary hearing

10:27 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 Crime
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The two women accused of murder after a 3-year-old died in their care last month waived a preliminary court hearing Thursday morning.

Sisters Glenndria and Lashirley Morris were arrested days after Kejuan Mason was found unresponsive at a southwest Atlanta home Oct. 21, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

A paramedic performed CPR on Mason at the home. The boy was then taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he died. His death was found to be the result of blunt force trauma.

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Police say Glenndria Morris told them two different stories when they arrived to her Cleveland Avenue home. Morris, 25, was Mason’s guardian, according to Atlanta police.

Glenndria Morris (Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

She first told police she gave Mason — and four other children inside the home — a cupcake and that he began choking on it. Morris said she and a man at the house gave the boy CPR and that first responders took too long to arrive. 

Glenndria Morris later “changed her story” and said Mason was choking on the cupcake, but it was removed and that he was “fine, breathing and talking later,” according to a police report. Morris said a tired Mason went to sleep later, but he was unresponsive when they checked on him. 

When he didn’t wake up, they called 911. 

Atlanta police said the sisters “did not want to cooperate” and refused to give police the name and number of Mason’s mother. 

Glenndria Morris was arrested Oct. 26. Authorities arrested her sister Lashirley the next day. 

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