June 6, 2008 Cross Lanes woman charged in infant death By Rusty Marks Staff writer http://wvgazette.com/latest/200806050716 A Cross Lanes woman was arrested Thursday and charged with child neglect resulting in death in connection with the death of her 22-month-old son. Elizabeth Dawn Thornton, 21, was arraigned in Kanawha Magistrate Court in connection with the death of 22-month-old Constantine Alexander Washburn, known as "Alex." Lt. Sean Crosier, of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, said the infant died May 31 as a result of injuries received May 26 in his Cross Lanes home. Crosier said the boy's severe brain injuries and other injuries would have required immediate medical attention, but that Thornton did not seek help until a friend called an ambulance on May 29. Crosier said Washburn was kept alive on life support for two days before he died. Authorities are not sure if the boy was beaten, pushed or thrown against another object to cause the injuries. For more, read Friday's Gazette.