IMAGE: Megan Schweinsberg

Megan Schweinsberg, 28, was charged with first-degree child abuse.

A mother has been arraigned for the alleged abuse of her 1-year-old son that led to his death, Saginaw County prosecutors said.

Megan Schweinsberg, 28, was charged with first-degree child abuse on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The felony carries a maximum penalty of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

On Friday, Sept. 26, she was also charged with murder for her son's death.

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The charges stem from an incident in July at a home in the 2800 block of N. Michigan in Carrollton Township.

Darryn Mann's death has been ruled a homicide. He died from blunt force trauma and third-degree burns.

In July, police arrested Brandon Mannie - Darryn's mother's boyfriend.

Schweinsberg's attorney said Schweinsberg tried to stop Mannie and was assaulted herself. The prosecution said Schweinsberg should have helped her son after Mannie scalded him.

"The murder charge stems from the fact that she would've had the opportunity at the point in time to take her son to the hospital to receive emergency care. She chose not to do so. And there were several hours unaccounted for in which the victim Darryn Mann would've survived," Saginaw County Assistant Prosecutor Melissa Hoover said.

The judge denied Schweinsberg bond.

Mannie has been charged with murder.

He is alleged to have caused multiple injuries to the 1-year-old, including blunt-force trauma and third-degree burns that led to his death, prosecutors said.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, police arrested Schweinsberg in connection to Darryn's death.

Schweinsberg is due back in court on Oct. 16 for a preliminary examination.

Mannie will have a preliminary examination on Oct. 9.

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