S.C. mother accused of killing child, attempting to drown another

A 37-year-old mother is in custody on suspicion of killing her 6-year-old child and attempting to drown her 8-year-old child.


According to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, May 19, at approximately 1:25 a.m., deputies responded to a home on Sam Doyle Drive in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, to a report of a woman trying to drown her 8-year-old child. The victim’s cry for help reportedly woke up others in the home, one of whom called 911 for help.


During a search of the home, the Sheriff’s Office said deputies found a deceased child, 6-year-old Mackaya Bradley-Brun.


Investigators believe Jamie Bradley-Brun fatally drowned Mackaya and then tried to drown her other child.


The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy and confirm Mackaya’s cause of death.


Officials arrested Bradley-Brun, and she was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center on a charge of murder and attempted murder.


The investigation is ongoing.

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