Fayetteville mom tried to kill baby son by smothering him with pillow, police say

Leshay Jordan

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville woman is facing an attempted first-degree murder charge after she was caught trying to kill her 5-month-old son, police said.

Leshay Alli Jordan, 20, is facing one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of misdemeanor child abuse after allegedly trying to smother her son.

The incident occurred Monday just before 2:45 p.m. at the Suburban Lodge located at 3719 Bragg Blvd.

Josh David Skinner, 18, walked in on Jordan while she was in the act of smothering their son with a pillow and quickly stopped her and called police, authorities said.

Jordan is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

If anyone has information concerning this incident, they are asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1851 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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