Mother charged with murder, child abuse after 2-month-old dies of head injuries | #childabuse | #children | #kids

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – A 19-year-old woman was arrested Friday after the grand jury returned indictments for first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse and neglect for the death of her 2-month-old child in January.

On Jan. 9, Whitney Brown’s 2-month-old child was transported to Tennova Medical Center in Clarksville. According to a news release from Clarksville Police spokesman Detective Michael Patterson, the child was unresponsive and had a head injury.

The child was then taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, and approximately three days later the child passed away from the injuries, the news release said.

During the investigation it was discovered the child sustained the injuries while in the care of the mother, according to the news release. The case was presented to the Montgomery County Grand Jury in early April, and they returned with indictments for Brown.

On April 16, Brown was taken into custody by the Metro Nashville Police Department and later transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

There is no further information available at this time.

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