Mother and grandmother charged in LaPorte Co. boy's death

2 more people are now charged in the death of a 2-year old LaPorte County boy.

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged the mother and grandmother of Nizier Brown.

Regina Brown faces a charge of neglect of a dependent, while Derris Baylor is charged with obstruction of justice and failing to report child abuse or neglect.

Police say Brown knew about the abuse.

Her boyfriend, 22-year-old Tommy Shannon, Jr., faces murder charges in the case.

The coroner says he hit the 2-year-old hard enough in the stomach to split his pancreas in half.

The autopsy also found signs of previous abuse.

Police don't know what led to the abuse.