Berrien County woman pleads guilty in death of her 8-year-old son

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 12:27 PM EDT
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BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - A Berrien County woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her 8-year-old son earlier this year.

Mia Morrow, 34, entered a guilty plea in court Monday morning.

As part of her plea, Mia Morrow’s felony murder charge has been reduced to second degree murder. The plea also includes that Mia Morrow will serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.

This all comes after her son Jaxson Morrow, who had autism, was found dead on the couch inside the Morrow home back on May 3.

First responders were dispatched to the 700 block of Columbia Avenue in St. Joseph that afternoon. After arriving, they discovered a lifeless boy on a couch in the home.

Police also found illegal drugs including methamphetamine. However, as part of the plea, Mia Morrow’s meth charges are expected to be dropped.

As for her husband, 41-year-old Brian Morrow, he also faces murder charges related to his son’s death.

Mia Morrow saying while she knew that her son was in desperate need of medical attention, she says her husband scared her into being silent.

“He was very abusive to me. He tried to kill me several times. I’m not sure exactly why but he always seemed to hate Jaxson. And when I kept begging him to let us take Jackson to the hospital, he told me no, that we were going to tell everybody that we gave Jaxson to the state of Michigan and that him and his son Matthew were going to go and take care of Jaxson’s body,” Mia Morrow said in court Monday.

Mia Morrow is being held on $700,000 bond and is expected to be sentenced on Oct. 3. Though, she is due back in court Tuesday morning to testify against her husband Brian Morrow at a pretrial conference.

Brian Morrow and Mia Morrow
Brian Morrow and Mia Morrow(Berrien County Jail)

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