CHARLESTON -- A Cross Lanes woman has been charged in the death of her two year-old son.
Thursday Afternoon Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Elizabeth Thornton. Just after 6:30 p.m. she was arraigned in Kanawha county magistrate's office.
Thornton, 21, is charged with child neglect resulting in death. According to authorities, the 22-month-old boy suffered brain trauma.
Constantine "Alex" Washburn died this week in a Charleston Hospital. According to the criminal complaint, Thornton claims her son bumped his head on a table and fell against the toilet, but police say that's not consistant with the child's injuries.
"Doctors have told us that the type of injuries that he had required immediate medical attention when they occurred and from the stories we have so far that medical attention was not achieved or not taken care of at that point," said Lt. Sean Crosier, of the Kanawha County Police Department.
Doctors believe if Alex received immediate medical care, his life may have been saved.
Police say Alex's father, 31 year-old Christopher Washburn was also present during the incident, but has not been charged at this time.
Child Protective Services have been involved prior to this incident and Thornton's three other children are now in their custody.