Michelle Hilyard, 48, was arrested last week in connection with the death of Bryson Brown in Columbus.
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 strike the child with a board, knocking him down the stairs. The complaint alleges that the child died from blunt force trauma.
Hilyard is expected to appear for a preliminary hearing on Friday at 9 a.m.