Mother of six-year-old allegedly dragged by car charged with murder
An Ohio mother who allegedly attempted to abandon her 6-year-old son and dragged him by her car as she drove away has been charged with murder and corpse abuse.
Brittany Gosney of Middletown was charged on Friday on 16 counts, also including involuntary manslaughter and multiple counts of endangering children, abduction, and kidnapping.
The reasons for those charges weren’t explained in further detail in the indictment.
Authorities have said that Ms Gosney told investigators that her son, James Hutchinson, was killed at a park in southern Preble County when he grabbed for a vehicle door and was dragged as she drove away.
Police believe that Ms Gosney, 29, and her boyfriend, James Hamilton, later dumped the child’s body into the river near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, last weekend.
Mr Hamilton, 42, was also indicted Friday on 15 counts, including corpse abuse, tampering with evidence, endangering children, kidnapping, and abduction.
Butler County court records listed no attorney for Ms Gosney and no attorney was listed for Mr Hamilton in online records, the Associated Press reported.