Jamia H. Ellis, 22, faces two counts of first degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son.
Jamia H. Ellis, 22, faces two counts of first degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son.
Jamia H. Ellis, 22, faces two counts of first degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son.

Reporter Mary Cooley follows the crimes and court goings-on in the metro-east; she has a special affinity for the oddities that make life in Southern Illinois interesting. Mary has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and previously worked as a copy editor at newspapers in the Southeast.