Marion woman charged in the death of her 6-month-old child

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MARION, OH (WCMH) — A woman in Marion has been charged with murder after deputies say she beat her 6-month-old child to death.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 1500 block of Southland Parkway in Marion, Friday at 2:34pm, on the report of a child not breathing.

When deputies arrived on scene they found Aaden Lee Mannering unresponsive.

The child was initially taken to Marion General Hospital and was later flown by helicopter to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

After an investigation, deputies arrested the mother of the child, Tequila Rena Mannering, 26, on aggravated assault and endangering children charges.

According to deputies, Mannering had assaulted the infant causing critical injuries.

Marion County Children Service took Mannering’s other child, a 3-year-old, into custody. On Sunday, Marion County Deputies were informed Aaden had died.

Monday, Mannering was charged with first-degree felony murder, involuntary manslaughter and endangering children.

Deputies continue to investigate the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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