Following a nine-day trial, a Camden County jury has convicted Heather Reynolds, 44, of murder and additional charges connected to the May 2018 death of her 17-month-old son, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay announced.
Officials said on July 28, 2022, before Camden County Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Reynolds for murder, possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child.
“A lot of people worked very hard to get justice for this child. I’m grateful for their efforts and appreciate the time and attention that the jury gave this case,” said CCPO Homicide Section Chief Peter Gallagher who represents the state in this matter.
On May 10, 2018, Gloucester Township Police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child on a lawn near his residence, in Marcia Court, Sicklerville, in Gloucester Township. The child was pronounced deceased a short time later.
A post-mortem examination was conducted, and the cause of the child’s death was asphyxia and the manner of death was homicide.
Sentencing of Reynolds is scheduled for October 2022.