Mom charged with first-degree murder in death of 5-month-old baby
GLENDALE, Miss. (WDAM/Gray News) – A Mississippi mother was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 5-month-old daughter.
According to the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office, the baby was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Sunday at a home in Glendale. Investigators said two other children were also in the home at the time.
The child’s mother, 23-year-old Brittney Brady, was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of felony child neglect.
Brady made her first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. Her bond was set at $625,000.
In court, deputies said Brady admitted to drug use at the time of the child’s death.
The baby’s father, 32-year-old Steven Busha Jr., was also arrested and charged with three counts of felony child neglect.
Busha is the biological father of the 5-month-old girl and of the two other children involved in the investigation.
Busha will remain at the Forrest County Adult Detention Center until his first court appearance on Friday.
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