Toddler death investigation continues


A LaPorte County mother and her boyfriend are both expected in court Tuesday morning to face charges related to the death of a 2-year-old Michigan City boy.

Tommy Shannon Jr., 22, is facing murder and battery charges. He is accused of abusing his girlfriend's son, according to police.

The child's mother, 24-year-old Regina Brown, is facing murder, battery and neglect charges.

A coroner says 2-year-old Nizeier Brown died from trauma to the stomach.

The autopsy shows the boy had been abused repeatedly.

Police say the boy's mother knew the abuse was happening.

Shannon's mother, Derris Baylor, was charged with not reporting abuse and obstruction of justice.

Brown's two other children are now in foster care.