HALLANDALE BEACH – A Broward County woman whose baby was found buried in a backyard is back in custody, a day after being released from jail.
Prosecutors had reduced the charges against 22-year-old Brittney Sierra from a second-degree felony to child neglect, clearing her release to give birth to another child. She was placed on house arrest on Monday and ordered to live with a caretaker who now says she doesn’t want Sierra in her home.
Sierra was returned today to the custody of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. She’s expected to remain at a local hospital until her due date later this month.
Authorities say her 5-month-old son found buried in the backyard in Jan. had died as a result of homicide. The parents have blamed each other to police.