Mother charged in son's drowning death bonds out of jail

Mother charged in son's drowning death bonds out of jail

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The mother who was arrested Tuesday on a charge of negligent homicide in connection with the accidental drowning death of her son bonded out of jail early Wednesday morning.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison reported Brittni Clark, 25, was released after posting $10,000 bond.

Jassiah Clark, 4, was found dead in a water filled well near his home on December 22. He had vanished from his home two days earlier, sending family and law enforcement agents to feverishly comb the area in hopes of finding him safe.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said Clark was charged in the case because investigators do not believe the child was properly supervised when he went missing.

The arrest warrant states officers were called to the Clark home on Robertson Avenue just before 11 p.m. Clark reportedly told police she saw her son around 6 p.m. that evening, when he went to play with an 11-year-old neighbor.

Family members said the boy was last seen playing in the front yard of his home when he vanished.

The hole, or well, he was found in was a 20-foot deep pipe that was filled with water and camouflaged with mud and dirt. It is unclear who is responsible for the pipe. After the body was discovered, a DPW truck was sent to clear the water from the pit.

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