Greenwood Woman Sentenced To 10 Years Probation In Son’s Death

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PARIS (KFSM) — A Greenwood woman received her sentence after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of her infant son Harper in July 2014, according to Logan County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum.

Brooke Floyd, 22, was sentenced to 10 years probation.

A probable cause affidavit had stated her 10-month-old son died of “exposure and abandonment” in the Ouchita Mountains near Danville. Her husband Brian Floyd was also found dead, but she was not charged with his death.

Brooke Floyd surrendered herself to authorities Aug. 5, 2014 and was released from jail on the $50,000 bond she previously posted. She was also arrested on suspicion of hindering apprehension and endangering a minor.

After defense attorneys requested a mental exam for Brooke Floyd, the Yell County prosecutor deemed her competent for trial.

Floyd will also pay a fine of $1,000 and receive mental health counseling monthly during the first year of her probation, according to Tatum.

4 comments

  • cecilfrank

    Tom Tatum wasn’t smart enough or just didn’t care enough to proceed with murder charges. He’s not paid by the case so why put in that much work when all he has to do is offer a plea deal.

  • Jackie Floyd

    Deemed competent to stand trial and then receives monthly mental health counseling!!!! The sentence is a joke. pleaded guilty to her sons death and no consequences!!!!!!! I do not know how the prosecuting attorney and judge can sleep at night. A child died because of her actions. That’s murder!!!! what a sorry excuse for a justice system!!!!!

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