Grand jury to hear case of mother charged in child’s death

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MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A grand jury will hear the case of a Mathews County mother charged in the death of her 1-year-old son.

Miranda Gilbert was charged after her son was found unresponsive in a bathtub, and later died at a local hospital. According to court records, the child had been scalded in a bathtub at a home on John Clayton Memorial Highway.

Gilbert was charged with felony homicide with child abuse and neglect and three counts of felony child abuse and neglect. A judge denied her bond during a March hearing.

Gilbert told 10 On Your Side in February, “I wish people would leave me alone. I wish people were considerate and not in my face right now. I left him for five minutes.”

   

In court on Wednesday, charges against Gilbert were certified a grand jury.

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