Germantown mother charged in death of her son

Published: May. 13, 2011 at 1:46 AM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2011 at 6:45 PM CDT
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(WMC-TV) - A Germantown woman who claims to be the daughter of music legend Jerry Lee Lewis was out on bond Friday after she was arrested and charged with killing her five-month-old child.

Germantown Police charged Lori Lancaster with criminally negligent homicide after her infant died earlier this week.

Investigators said Lancaster took muscle relaxants hours before she was discovered lying on top of her five-month-old son, who was apparently smothered.  The child was taken to Methodist Germantown Hospital.

Lancaster's mother was Jerry Lee Lewis' fourth wife Jaren Gunn.  The couple planned to divorce when Lancaster was 10 years old.  Two weeks before the divorce was final, Gunn drowned in a swimming pool.

Lewis says Lancaster is not his daughter.

The Germantown Police Department would not elaborate on the charges.

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