Mom, boyfriend arrested after 1-year-old child dies

Mom, boyfriend arrested after 1-year-old child dies

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Two people have been arrested after the death of a child in Bartow County.

The mother of the child, 25-year-old Brandy Ann Boyd, and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Austin Levi Payne were arrested on charges of aggravated battery and first degree cruelty to children.

According to authorities, the 1-year-old child was pronounced dead at the Cartersville Medical center after she was delivered to the Cartersville Medical Center not breathing.

An examination performed by the GBI Medical Examiner's Office revealed a number of injuries on the child. Early indications are that the child died of a lacerated liver and other internal organ injuries, according to child's maternal grandparents.

Doctors said they saw multiple signs of they feared was abuse.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap says that further charges on the pair are likely pending the final autopsy results.

Boyd and Payne are being held without bond at the Bartow County jail.

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