Martinez Mother’s Murder Charge Dropped

Mug shot photo of 23-year-old Lexis Fay Russell. (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
Mug shot photo of 23-year-old Lexis Fay Russell. (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

Martinez, GA – WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the Murder charge a Martinez mother was facing was dropped in Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

Lexis Fay Russell, 23, and 26-year-old Jacob DrewHarris are in jail on drug charges and other charges in relation to the death of Russell's 5-1/2 month-old son, Bentley Reeves. (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
Lexis Fay Russell, 23, and 26-year-old Jacob DrewHarris are in jail on drug charges and other charges in relation to the death of Russell’s 5-1/2 month-old son, Bentley Reeves. (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff’s Office)

Lexis Fay Russell, 23, was charged with Malice Murder after her 5-1/2 month-old son, Bentley Reeves, was found dead in the bed with her and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Jacob Drew Harris, on Wednesday, June 17th.

Initially, Russell and Harris told Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators that one of them must have rolled over onto the child while they slept.

Russell is now facing charges of Possession of a Schedule I Drug, Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the Presence of a Child, and Cruelty to Children in the 2nd Degree. Harris is still facing the charge of Malice Murder.

She appeared in Magistrate Court originally on July 14th, but her case was continued.

Her next appearance will be in Superior Court, but the date has not been set yet.

We will continue to follow this case and provide the latest information as it becomes available.

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