The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 16, 2013

Defendant in child death case awaits bail decision

By Sarah Plummer
Register-Herald Reporter

— Brandy Smallwood, 27, of Fairdale, who has been charged with child neglect causing death after the Feb. 8 death of her 2-year-old, made a motion requesting a bond reduction before Judge John A. Hutchison in Raleigh County Circuit Court Monday, reported Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Keller.

Smallwood claimed if her bond were to be reduced from $500,000, she would go to live with a relative.

Hutchison did not make a decision Monday, but said he would take it under advisement.

He plans to review the criminal history of her relatives.

Smallwood was returned to Southern Regional Jail while awaiting a decision.