Lexington woman charged with murdering 2-year-old son

Alashia Brown Mugshot
Posted at 5:54 AM, Nov 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-24 18:23:15-05

LEXINGTON, Ky — A Lexington woman is arrested Monday and now charged with murder in connection to the death of her 2-year-old son.

24-year-old Alashia Brown was taken into custody after police initially came to her home Sunday on Trent Boulevard just off Man O War.

Police say on Sunday, detectives were called to a local hospital for a 2-year-old suffering from an apparent overdose. The child was treated at the hospital and died on Wednesday, November 23.

Brown was arrested on November 21 and charged with Criminal Child Abuse 1st Degree (Child 12 & under). Brown was charged with murder after the child's death. She is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online, or through the P3 tips app.