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Grandmother threw 3-year-old against floor and wall, killing the child, Texas cops say

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Jan. 26 2022, Published 11:16 a.m. ET

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A woman threw her 3-year-old grandson against the floor and wall killing the infant, police said.

Now, she has been charged with murder.

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This week, police in Denton, Texas, arrested 57-year-old Angela Downing in connection to the toddler’s death. The child was declared brain dead on Jan. 22, according to Denton police.

On Jan. 18, child services told police about a severely injured child being treated at the hospital. Downing told medical staff the child accidentally fell down a flight of stairs, according to Denton police.

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Investigators determined the child’s injuries were not accidental.

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During an interview with police, Downing admitted to throwing the child on the bathroom floor and against the wall, according to Denton police. Downing was the child’s legal guardian.

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The victim had a skull fracture and suffered a brain bleed. He was declared brain dead a few days after coming to the hospital.

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