(07/20/2013)
A Braxton County mother accused of denying medical care to her terminally ill son and allowing him to die waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday in magistrate court, the case is now going to Braxton Circuit Court.

Valerie Brown, 38, of Sutton, waived on a charge of child neglect resulting in death.

Her bond was reduced from $100,000 cash only to $50,000 cash or surety.

Brown was arrested last week after a trooper and a hospice worker discovered the body of 8-year-old Levi Burroughs dead inside the Sutton home.

Police found the boy wrapped in a blanket and partially decomposed, indicating he had been dead for several days.

Brown has also been charged with obtaining goods under false pretenses.

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