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Citrus County mom arrested for infant's death

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Citrus County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Inverness mother Monday, saying she killed her six-month old son.

When Brittany Arnett, 21, brought her son Hadley to Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 28, the boy was lifeless and not breathing.  Doctors could not save his life.

According to the arrest records, the child had bruising on his rib cage and what appeared to be a bite mark on his thigh. An autopsy found brain hemorrhaging, separated spine, broken ribs and cuts in the child's mouth.

Deputies say Arnett admitted that when she was alone with the boy on January 27, she got angry with him and beat him severely.  When her boyfriend came home later, they took the child to the hospital but it was too late to help him, according to the police report.

Arnett is charged with a First Degree Murder.

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