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Husband and Wife Indicted for Child's Death

A Thurmont couple has been indicted Friday on charges relating to the death of a two-year-old boy that was in their care.
FREDERICK, Md. -- A Thurmont couple has been indicted Friday on charges relating to the death of a two-year-old boy that was in their care.

Robert Watkins, had been staying the the Brittles for five months before his death. 

On September 5, 2013, Melissa brought Robert to Frederick Memorial Hospital and reported that Robert had fallen down the steps, but the story was inconsistent with the injuries. He was transferred to Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he died, suffering from a severe skull fracture, said officials. 

Officials say the Brittles had been abusing the toddler for a period of time leading up to his death. 

Officials say, Raymond Brittle was indicted for second degree felony murder and child abuse resulting in death. Melissa Brittle was indicted for child abuse resulting in death.






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