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Oklahoma woman charged with child-abuse murder in death of her 2-year-old son

BY AMANDA BLAND, TULSA WORLD Published: September 24, 2013

A 20-year-old Tulsa woman was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday in the apparent beating death of her 2-year-old son.

A charge of child-abuse murder was filed against Andrea Denise Smith in Tulsa County District Court, and detectives arrested her about 2:40 p.m., court and jail records show.

Smith is accused of causing blunt trauma resulting in internal bleeding to her son, Xavier Wade, on Sept. 9, detectives said. Court documents filed Tuesday allege she struck the child in the abdomen, lacerating the boy's liver. Read the rest of this story at

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