Prince George woman charged in death of 20-month-old

Brittney Downing (Source: Henrico County Sheriff's Office)
Brittney Downing (Source: Henrico County Sheriff's Office)

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A Prince George mother has been charged with two felony counts of child abuse and neglect after the death of her 20-month-old son this weekend.

Brittney Downing was arrested Tuesday morning by Henrico Police, in connection with the incident at the Bailey's Ridge Apartment Complex. The child, named Jelani Amari Downing-Batson according to an obituary, died Sunday at the woman's home.

Crews were called to the home in the 4600 block of Baileys Ridge Lane around 6:00 p.m. Sunday, but were unable to revive the boy.

The child's sister, a two-month old girl, was also showing symptoms of illness according to police. She was rushed to intensive care at VCU Medical Center.

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