#childabuse | Mother, grandmother indicted in connection with 5-year-old’s death

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – A grandmother and mother were indicted with the neglect of a child after a 5-year-old drowned during the Labor Day weekend.

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Cooper said Tammy Brooks is the grandmother to Annabelle Bush.


Alejandro Trejo Martinez | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department

Brittany Brooks’ children were placed with Tammy Brooks when Bush drowned in September.

Tammy Brooks was indicted with contributing to the neglect of a child. She has been released on a $7,500 bond.

Brittany Brooks was indicted with contributing to the neglect of a child in connection with her daughter’s drowning. District Attorney Scott Colom said she faces four additional charges stemming from a previous incident.

In the spring, deputies arrested Brittany Brooks and her boyfriend Alejandro Martinez and charged them with four counts of felony child deprivation.

Previous Article – Lowndes County couple charged with child deprivation

The trial for Tammy Brooks, Brittany Brooks and Martinez is set for Feb. 24, 2020.




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