COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Bond has been set at $1 million for a woman charged with killing a 4-year-old boy in Columbus.
Michelle Hilyard, 48, was arrested last week in connection with the death of Bryson Brown in the 1000 block of Geers Ave.
According to a police media release, the boy was found unresponsive in the home on May 26 at 5:08 a.m. Medics transported him to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he died an hour later.
The complaint filed in Franklin County Municipal Court alleges that a witness saw Hilyard hit the child with a board, knocking him down the stairs. The complaint alleges the child died from blunt force trauma.
Hilyard is expected to appear for a preliminary hearing on Friday at 9 a.m.