DENTON, Texas (TCD) -- A 57-year-old grandmother was arrested after her 3-year-old grandson was declared dead over the weekend.
According to a press release from the Denton Police Department, on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Child Protective Services alerted authorities about a severely injured boy being treated at the hospital. The child's grandmother and legal guardian, Angela Downing, reportedly told the medical staff that her grandson had accidentally fallen down the stairs.
Upon further investigation, police say Downing confessed to "forcefully throwing the child onto the bathroom floor and against a wall." Her grandson reportedly suffered a skull fracture and brain bleed and swelling. According to police, doctors declared Downing's grandson brain dead on Saturday, Jan. 22.