Social worker, boss charged in death of Detroit 3-year-old

Undated photo of Aaron and Deanna Minor. (Courtesy WDIV)
Undated photo of Aaron and Deanna Minor. (Courtesy WDIV)

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a social worker and her boss with manslaughter and child abuse, alleging they neglected to do everything they should have to protect a 3-year-old Detroit boy who died.

Elaina Brown and her supervisor, Kelly Williams, were arraigned Monday on charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree child abuse and neglect in the death of Aaron Minor. Their attorneys didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Kelly Williams (left) and Elaina Brown (right) were both charged Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, with manslaughter and child abuse in the death of a 3-year-old Detroit boy. (Detroit Police Department via AP)
Kelly Williams (left) and Elaina Brown (right) were both charged Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, with manslaughter and child abuse in the death of a 3-year-old Detroit boy. (Detroit Police Department via AP)

Prosecutors allege that after identifying Aaron as vulnerable, Brown and Williams failed to provide a safety plan, ask police to conduct a safety check or file a juvenile court petition.

The boy’s decomposing body was found in his mother’s apartment in June while she was in a hospital psychiatric unit. She was charged with murder in August.

Brown and Williams have been suspended with pay.