A 1-year-old woman has been charged with genocide in connection with the death of her 1-year-old grandson, police said.
Cora Brandon of Denbury, Connecticut, was arrested Wednesday after her baby died in March of this year after an investigation. The woman was charged with first-degree murder, five counts of injuring a child, and possession of a drug.
Investigators from the Denbury Police Department were called to Denbury Hospital on March 1 for the untimely death of a one-year-old child. They found the circumstances surrounding the child’s death suspicious and began an investigation to find out the exact cause of her death.
“Investigators had linked the child’s grandmother, Cora Brandon, to her death,” Dunbury police said. News released.
The Denbury Superior Court issued an arrest warrant on May 25 for involvement in the death of Brandon’s one-year-old child. He was arrested on May 26 by investigators from the Special Victims Unit and Special Investigation Division and was later transferred to Denbury Police.
Police said an investigation was underway and no further details of the case were available. Brandon’s arrest warrant sealed, Fairfield Citizens Reported. The woman has no criminal record and has worked at home health care for 10 years, according to court records.
However, state prosecutor Kristin Chiratti argued in court that Brandon was a threat to the community, adding that “the incident has put many other children at risk.”
The court ordered Brandon to be placed on 500,000 bond during his court appearance Thursday morning.
Earlier this month, 54 years old Grandma He was arrested in Idaho after police found the body of his missing year-old granddaughter in his car. Police arrested Connie Ann Smith after the child’s body was found in a trash can in the back seat of her car.
Terin Summers was reported missing from her home on April 12. Smith was charged with felony criminal mischief for failing to report the death and destruction of evidence. She was initially charged with first-degree murder, but is currently facing charges.