Young Gibsonville Mother Charged with Murder in Death of Her 4-Month-Old Son
Twenty-five-year-old Heaven Leigh Harlan of Gibsonville has been charged with felony child abuse and first-degree murder in the August 2020 death of her four-month-old son. On August 20 of last year, Gibsonville Police along with Gibsonville Fire Department and Guilford County EMS responded to a medical emergency call on Burlington Avenue involving the infant. Emergency crews attempted CPR on the child for approximately one hour before he was pronounced dead. The North Carolina Medical Examiner’s report said the child’s cause of death was blunt force injury to the head and neck.