Police say Raleigh mother did not get medical help for injured son

From staff reportsJanuary 15, 2014 

— A 33-year-old woman faces a felony charge of negligent child abuse and a misdemeanor child-abuse count for what Raleigh police charged was not getting her 13-year-old son help for a broken arm and cuts to his head and one leg.

According to an arrest warrant that police served Tuesday, Brandy Gina Higgs neglected her son’s injuries some time between May 1 and Oct. 31 last year.

It said that she waited three days “to seek proper medical attention.”

The warrant give no indication on how the boy was hurt or why police believe Higgs waited.

The felony charge is child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury through what state law terms a “willful act or grossly negligent omission in the care of the child.”

Higgs, of 7301 Brighton Hills Lane, was arrested at her home about 7 p.m., according to an arrest report.

She was being held in lieu of $120,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

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