Franklin woman charged with murder of 6-year-old son

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Franklin, Va. - A 24-year-old Franklin woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of her six-year-old child.

According to court documents, Shameyer Ronnice Ashburn confessed to detectives that she choked her six-year-old son until he was dead.

Franklin Police say they responded to a room at the Days Inn motel at 1660 Armory Drive in regards to an unresponsive child.

The child was transported to the emergency room at Southampton Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, detectives developed the boy's mother as a person of interest in his death.

Shameyer Ronnice Ashburn, 24, was charged with the murder. She was sent to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail where she is being held without bond.


  • QueeLex

    You or know one else knows what is wrong with her or what struggle she is going through this doesn’t even look like she is in her right mind how about everyone mind there business and be thankful you have your own child.

  • Diana Morgan

    Are you kidding me? I don’t care what her struggle was, that’s an innocent child who shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences of their mother being a drug addict, or WHATEVER the case may be- you should have an instinct to LOVE your child unconditionally. I’m disgusted when people try to make excuses for EVIL.

    • NoSympathy

      Pray for her and her family??? Why???
      She killed him so any prayer that would be said is for JUSTICE BEING SEVERED FOR HER 6 YEAR OLD SON! He is the one who has been murdered not her and her family!!! She needed Jesus before she decided to kill her son. It’s her turn to reap what she has sowed and you know what the bible say about murderers right?!!!

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