Mom Who Allegedly Abandoned Halo Branton Bragged About Being Drunk Hours Before Baby Died

 Mom Who Allegedly Abandoned Halo Branton Bragged About Being Drunk Hours Before Baby Died

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In a heart-wrenching incident from upstate New York, a mother’s social media post boasting about her inebriation preceded the tragic discovery of her 11-month-old daughter in a perilous situation that ultimately led to the child’s death.

Persia Nelson, 24, is now facing grave charges including murder following the demise of her daughter, Halo Branton, who was found in a distressing state within a utility tunnel at the General Electric plant in Schenectady. Reports suggest that the young child was located near water, raising alarming questions about the circumstances leading to her being in such a hazardous environment.

The narrative took a grim turn on a Saturday night when personnel at the GE plant encountered an unauthorized woman, later identified as Nelson, wandering the premises. She claimed to have lost her child and had no recollection of how she ended up at the location.

The subsequent search for Halo was extensive, involving multiple agencies, drones, and police dogs, stretching over 12 hours into the night. Despite the efforts, Halo was pronounced dead from exposure and hypothermia after being rushed to a local hospital, according to the Times Union.

The backdrop of a winter storm exacerbating the already dire situation and Nelson’s alleged “depraved indifference” were significant factors leading to the murder charge, as per authorities. Nelson’s actions and her condition at the time, as suggested by her own social media post, have come under intense scrutiny.

She is currently held on a significant bail amount, facing both murder and manslaughter charges.

Details provided by Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney painted a bleak picture of the events leading up to the tragedy. The baby was found in a location that was starkly different from the conditions the mother was in, highlighting a disturbing contrast in their situations at the time of the incidents, per Mirror.

An Amber Alert issued on the morning following Halo’s disappearance was a stark reminder of the urgency and seriousness of the situation. It was canceled shortly after the tragic discovery, marking a somber end to the search efforts. Nelson, who had moved to the Capital Region recently, had been residing near the GE plant where the unfortunate series of events unfolded. It was revealed that she and Halo had been at a gathering close to the plant on the fateful night.

The incident has also shone a light on the family dynamics, with a relative of Halo’s father expressing the family’s profound grief and the ongoing custody battle for Halo. The loss of the young child, described as beautiful, charming, and intelligent, has left a void in the hearts of her family and all who knew her, casting a long shadow over the tragic circumstances of her passing.

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