A bond was set for a woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old child in April.
Bond was set at $100,000 for Brooke Mallett, who is charged with Culpable Negligence Manslaughter, along with two counts of child neglect.
Judge James Chaney heard arguments from the state and the defense on Tuesday during the bond hearing.
Assistant District Attorney Branan Southerland argued that Mallett was in Warren County only because she was avoiding a drug test in Copiah County. He also highlighted that there was no electricity or running water at the residence and that both of Mallett’s children, including the deceased, tested positive for methamphetamine.
About the case:
On Apr. 21, Brooke Kathleen Mallett, 25, and John-Duke Walker, 22, two Warren County residents, were involved in a missing child case that led to the discovery of another missing, deceased child.
A 5-year-old special needs child wandered off to a home in the 2400 block of Old Highway 27. The resident called the police, and the mother of the child was located about an hour later. It was then discovered that her 3-year-old was also missing.
The child was later found in a nearby pond. CPR was administered until paramedics arrived. Tragically, the child was pronounced dead by Coroner Doug Huskey.
Mallett and Walker were both charged with murder and were denied bond by Judge James Jefferson in April.See a typo? Report it here.