Press Release – December 6, 2022

State Attorney John Durrett announces that December Webb was found guilty by a jury of Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child.  With the verdict, Webb faces a sentence of up to 30 years in the Department of Corrections.  The Honorable Melissa Olin will formally sentence Webb at a hearing scheduled on December 28, 2022.

Webb was found guilty of giving her disabled eight-year-old child, Brayden Grant, a lethal dose of methadone.  Webb was the only adult present with the Victim and two other small children when a 911 call was placed claiming Grant was choking on milk.  The Victim, who received all food and medicine through a tube, was later found to have died of a methadone overdose.  Webb, who had a prescription for methadone, admitted to law enforcement that she was the only person in the home who could access the controlled substance.

The case was investigated by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Kathryn Land and Garrett hill.