Sentencing in child death case

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Raleigh County woman was sentenced to two to 13 years in prison Tuesday in connection with the death of her son.

Brandy Smallwood

Brandy Smallwood, 28, pleaded guilty last October to felony child neglect. She left her 2-year-old twin sons with her new husband James Green on Feb. 8, 2013 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. He has pleaded guilty to the death.

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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