Yvette Slee

Yvette Slee

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Clarksville mother has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her blind and deaf son, seven years after she was convicted of trying to kill him.

According to our news partners at the Leaf-Chronicle, David Slee III died last May after living the last seven years blind, deaf, and with severe brain damage following a 2011 incident where his mother, 19-year-old Yvette Slee, put a plastic bag over her son's head and suffocated him.

Slee III was only 8-months-old at the time of that incident. Leaf-Chronicle reports the child spent the rest of his life suffering from severe seizures and confined to a wheelchair in a vegetative-like state.

A grand jury indicted Yvette Slee, now 27-years-old, in February for attempted murder. She is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence with no parole. She was charged in her son's death Monday. If convicted on the new murder charge, Yvette Slee could face life with no parole.

Read the full story on the Leaf-Chronicle's website.

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