BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Raleigh County woman pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony child neglect following the death of her son earlier this year.

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Brandy Smallwood

Brandy Smallwood, 28, left her 2-year-old twin sons with her new husband James Green on Feb. 8 while she went to pay a drug debt. Prosecutors said before she got home one of the sons was dead, the other severely injured. They had been beaten by Green.

Green has pleaded guilty to the death. He’ll be sentenced in Jan. Smallwood, who was also originally charged with murder, faces 2 to 13 years in prison after her plea bargain with prosecutors.

The couple had gotten married earlier on the day of the incident. Prosecutors said they sold a car for $2,000 and spent the money on oxycodone.

 

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  • Stop judging

    You know if this mother would have just gone to the grocery store for milk. Everyone would say how sorry they feel for her and their prayers are with her. But just because she went to get pills she gets charged too. The only reason she is being charged is because she went to get pills. There is nothing to suggest that she was involved it happened while she wasn't home. She could have left to go anywhere. There are a lot of people out there who seem like a perfect family and they are on harder drugs than that. I feel sorry for her because not only did she loose a son she is being blamed when there is nothing to suggest she should be. My prayers go out to the surviving son who lost a brother and mother.

  • rtdeco

    "they had gotten married earlier on the day of the incident".......seriously...you can't make this stuff up...lift up the jail...place these two scumbags underneath...and then lower for eternity.

  • IRON HORSE

    This low life drug addict & her murder husband should be shot before a firing squad!
    WHY DOES DHHR NOT REMOVE CHILDREN FROM LOW LIVES AS THIS BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY ARE RECIVING GOVERMENT HELP MONEY & WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE.

  • BAC

    For decades, Senator Bud Harman, Republican from Taylor County, filed a bill to reinstate the death penalty. Every year, the Democrats would not allow it to come to the floor for a vote.

  • early cuylers

    Wake up West Virginia...reinstate the death penalty

  • zero tolerance

    Absolutely incomprehensible!

  • CPA

    They both should be put to death.

    • IRON HORSE

      Yes! Without delay! Death firing squad !

  • Skidder

    They will pay for eternity.

  • Matt

    Too sad.

  • lee arthur

    May they both burn in hell.