Mississippi woman now charged with capital murder in death of 5-year-old son

Published 8:00 am Friday, January 27, 2023

The charges against a Mississippi woman have been upgraded to capital murder in connection with the death of her 5-year-old child.


WTVA in Tupelo reports that Brianna Young was booked into the Lee County jail on Thursday, according to the jail’s roster. Her charge is listed as capital murder.

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Young, 27, was originally charged with two counts of felony child abuse and child deprivation of necessities with substantial harm.


At 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 15, investigators responded to a Gun Club Road address in Tupelo for a death investigation where a 5-year-old child died.


While conducting a death investigation, detectives developed information that led them to arrest Young, the victim’s mother. Young was immediately taken into custody.


Further investigations indicate that the 5-year-old child had scarring and burn marks that suggested a history of abuse.


On Jan. 17, Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Ware ordered Young held on $1,000,000 bond for the 3 felony charges.