Mother charged with killing 7-month-old son in Lancaster in 2018

A 21-year-old woman was charged Friday with murder and assault in connection with her 7-month-old son's death in Lancaster nearly a year ago.

Anaiyah Alise Perry, 21, is scheduled to be arraigned today in a Lancaster courtroom on one count each of murder and assault on a child, causing death, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Perry's son -- identified by the District Attorney's Office only as "Royal M.'' -- suffered head and neck injuries and was airlifted on Nov. 6, 2018, to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, after sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call in the 44000 block of Moccasin Place.

The baby died the next day, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Perry was arrested Wednesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives and has remained behind bars in lieu of $2 million bail, according to jail records.

She could face a lifetime prison term, according to the District Attorney's Office.