Bond set for Alcorn couple wanted in death of granddaughter

Bond has been sent at $150,000 each for a Alcorn County couple charged by police in connection with the death their five-year-old granddaughter.

Jimmy and Gloria Long of Corinth appeared Wednesday in Alcorn County Justice Court. Each has been charged with felony child abuse. They were being held in the county jail.

The Longs appeared in court after being returned from Gibson County, Tennessee, where police picked them up during the weekend after a tip to law enforcement.

Both asked to have attorneys appointed for them, and Judge Steve Little took the requests under advisement.

The Longs are charged in the death of Leah Woods. The child, who lived in Pensacola, Florida, with her mother, was visiting her grandparents when she became ill on February 22nd and later died at the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham.

An Alabama coroner said the child died as a result of ingesting Elavil, a prescription anti-depressant drug also used as a sleep aid.

It wasn't until May that autopsy results confirmed that the child died from taking the drug.