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DA To Seek Death Penalty For Woman Accused Of Killing Son, Sending Video To Father

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A woman accused of murdering her son and sending video of the child's lifeless body to the father could face the death penalty.

Today, District Attorney Stephen Zappala announced he will seek the death penalty in the trial of 21-year-old Christian Clark.

Last month, Clark waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges including criminal homicide in the Nov. 1 death of 17-month-old Andre Price III.

Allegheny County police contend she sent a barrage of angry texts, threats, photos and videos that night because she believed the boy's father – Andre Price Jr., 23 – wasn't coming home after work so he could be with another woman instead.

Police say she also threatened and tried to kill the boy's 2-year-old sister, Angel, during her texting tirade.

In one message following the video, Clark said, "First of all she is clearly fine, because watch, see she is not dead. Him on the other hand, he doesn't budge. So you might want to call the ambulance."

Prior to sending the video, Clark sent another message which said, "They'll blame you for leaving them with me lol they talk about how I have issues & needed help & ya son wont even be remembered now that is actually sad."

Clark is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges of criminal homicide, criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

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