Bond set at $1M for woman accused of killing 4-year-old in Columbus


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.

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