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Man charged in slaying of mother found in trunk after baby abandoned

Updated: 2013-02-27T22:04:33Z

The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS | A St. Louis man is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Ebony Jackson, whose body was discovered days after her baby was found abandoned at an apartment complex.

Charges were filed Wednesday against 40-year-old Dyanthany Proudie. A probable cause statement says Proudie shot Jackson in the head on Jan. 2.

Three-month-old Donavan Prom was found in an interior hallway of a St. Louis County apartment complex on Jan. 4. He was unharmed.

Jackson's body was found in the trunk of her own car on a desolate St. Louis street on Jan. 8.

Jackson is a former resident of East St. Louis, Ill., who was living in Oklahoma City at the time of her death.

Proudie Is jailed and does not yet have an attorney.

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