ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty district attorney says there is "sufficient evidence" to prove charges filed against relatives of a 10-year-old boy who died under mysterious circumstances.
Brandon Price's grandmother Symanthia Price has been charged with first degree cruelty to a child.
"She did not provide Brandon Price with necessary sustenance, causing him to be underweight, weighing only 48 pounds at the time of his death," Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said.
A 2nd degree child cruelty warrant accuses Symanthia Price of failing to get proper medical care for Brandon.
His aunt, Victoria Price, has been charged with obstruction.
Prosecutors said she hindered the investigation by telling her daughter what to say in a forensic interview.
Neither was charged with Brandon's death.
But Edwards said charges could be upgraded as more evidence is sorted through.
Brandon was dead when his grandparents brought him to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on May 3, 2014.
They told hospital staff he was ill.
The WALB investigation revealed clear evidence of abuse.
Edwards said this has been such a difficult case because three separate factors may have contributed to Brandon's death. It's difficult to prove what actually killed him and who is responsible.