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Charges upgraded for mother after child's death

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Heaven Woods Heaven Woods
Amanda Hendrickson Amanda Hendrickson
Roderick Buckner Roderick Buckner

The charges against a mother have been upgraded after the death of her daughter in Forsyth.

District Attorney Richard Milam confirmed that Amanda Hendrickson is now charged with aggravated battery and murder, in addition to the original charges of child cruelty.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Monroe County 911 received two calls on May 20 regarding an unresponsive child at the 300 block of Brookwood Drive.

Police say the child, Heaven Woods, was given CPR, transported to the hospital and was eventually pronounced dead.

An autopsy later determined that Woods died due to blunt-force trauma to the abdomen, according to GBI. Authorities said the autopsy also revealed additional injuries, new and old.

Hendrickson's boyfriend, Roderick Buckner, also had his charges upgraded to aggravated battery and murder.

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