Lexington mother accused of abuse now facing murder charge

WATCH | Lexington mother accused of abuse now facing murder charge
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 7:20 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington mother accused of child abuse is now facing a murder charge.

Alashia Brown was first arrested Monday for a criminal abuse charge.

Brown’s original arrest citation says her two-year-old son was taken to the hospital Sunday for a suspected fentanyl overdose. Police say the child passed away at the hospital on Wednesday.

Brown had an arraignment Tuesday on the criminal abuse charge, where her lawyer tried to have her bond reduced. A judge denied the request.

She was arrested again Wednesday on the murder charge and is currently in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

This is a developing story.