Update: Woman Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old Son in Bedford County

Jordan Smith

Bedford Co., VA - Search warrants have revealed that the child's mother confessed to killing him. Shana Witt admitted she suffocated Jordan with a large stuffed dog toy.

Court records also indicate the boy's father, Michael Smith, told police his wife removed meth, cocaine, and marijuana from the home before calling 911.

During a search of the couple's trailer an investigator found a stuffed animal matching the description the mother gave at the head of the toddler's bed.

The funeral services have been made but will not be open to the public.


Update 1:04 p.m.

Bedford Co., VA - ABC 13 News has learned that Shana Witt has been charged with first degree murder in the death of her two-year-old son in Bedford County.

The Sheriff's Office just announced the arrest at a press conference.

The Sheriff's Office also announced that Witt's husband, and the child's father, Michael Smith, has been charged with child abuse and neglect and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Authorities say two-year-old Jordan Smith was strangled and suffocated, and say his parents waited hours before calling 911, while cleaning drugs from house.

We have a crew there and will bring you much more on this investigation tonight on ABC News.


Bedford, Co., VA - The Bedford County Sheriff's office will be holding a news conference this afternoon at 1:00 to announce an arrest in a murder investigation.

Investigators are not revealing any details prior to the news conference, but abc13 will be there and we will bring you all the information as we get it.