Mother Charged In Death Of 4 Year-Old Son

Jaylen Boykin

Jaylen Boykin was laid to rest Wednesday at Selma Memorial Gardens.  A short time later his mother, Kimberly Boykin was arrested by Dunn Police on negligent child abuse charges stemming from the Dec. 12th death of her 4 year-old son.

Previously Boykin’s boyfriend, Jaquaris Lemont Hines, 20, of Fayetteville was arrested on murder charges.

Boykin is being held on a $100,000 bond and Hines without bond at the Harnett County Jail.

On December 12th, Dunn Police responded to Betsy Johnson Hospital to a deceased child involving possible child abuse. Investigators responded to both the hospital and the residence of Jaylen Boykin at the Dunn Village Apartments on Sawyer Circle. A search warrant was obtained and a death investigation was launched.

Police have not said how Jaylen died.

Police Chief Clark White said today (Thursday) the investigation is still ongoing an active.  Chief White encourages anyone with information about the case to contact the Dunn Police Department.