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Mother, grandmother indicted in connection with 5-year-old's death

Britney Darnell Brooks | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Department

A grandmother and mother were indicted with the neglect of a child after a 5-year-old drowned during the Labor Day weekend.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 7:56 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2019 1:52 AM

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.

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

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