Friday, May 31, 2013

Brittney Downing left two kids in car for EIGHT HOURS, killing infant son, 'because she couldn't find baby sitter while she went to work at new job'

A 22-year-old Virginia mother has been charged with two counts of child neglect after police say she left her two young children inside a car for hours, which led to her son's death.

Brittney Downing, of Prince George County, was arrested Tuesday on charges of felony child neglect stemming from an incident that took place over the weekend.

According to police, the 22-year-old took her 18-month-old son and 2-month-old daughter to work with her on Sunday and left the babies in her car for the duration of her eight-hour shift.

Later that evening, Downing called 911 to report that her son was unresponsive. First responders who arrived on the scene pronounced the little boy dead and rushed his sister to an area hospital.

The 2-month-old girl remains on a ventilator in critical condition.