Mom Accused of Killing Her Toddler Swings Axe at Police

By Scott Sarvay

February 28, 2012 Updated Feb 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM EDT

TRAFALGAR, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - a Johnson County woman is in jail Tuesday afternoon, charged with drowning her three-year old son, after she charged at police, swinging an axe.

Police say 33-year old Amanda Smith called 911 Monday night saying her son was dead.

When officers broke into her apartment after no one answered the door, the found the lifeless body of three-year-old Jacob Smith.

They say Amanda Smith then burst out a closet, swinging an axe at them.

She surrendered before the SWAT team got there.

Her parents had custody of little Jacob and his father was reportedly trying to get custody of him.

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