Charges against Black mother upgraded after 4-year-old dies

On Aug. 7, a 4-year-old girl found a gun in her mother’s car and fatally shot herself. The mother was initially charged with second-degree cruelty to children. On Aug. 9, Dekalb County court officials said that the mother, 26-year-old Kaelin Lewis, is now facing a second-degree murder charge after she failed to secure the firearm […]