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      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.

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