Woman charged with murdering 18-month old child
A woman has been charged with murdering a toddler who was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.
Kandyce Downer, from Weoley Castle, Birmingham, will appear before magistrates in the city tomorrow accused of killing 18-month-old Shi-Anne Downer.
The unemployed 35-year-old, of Beckbury Road, faces a separate charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.
Shi-Anne, also known as Keegan Downer, died on Saturday morning at Birmingham Children's hospital.
A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death was inconclusive and further tests will now take place.
A 37-year-old man from Stourport in Worcestershire and a man aged 34 from Oldbury, near Birmingham, have both been released on police bail pending further enquiries and will return for further questioning on a date next month.
A police spokesman said Shi-Anne had been placed with Downer, an extended family member, under a special guardianship court order.