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Mother and boyfriend charged in death of 5-year old Rhea County boy

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Jessica Robbins in court Friday. Photo by Kimberly Barbour/WRCBtv.com Jessica Robbins in court Friday. Photo by Kimberly Barbour/WRCBtv.com
5-year-old Landon Robbins. 5-year-old Landon Robbins.
Bradley Adcox in court Friday. Photo by Kimberly Barbour/WRCBtv.com Bradley Adcox in court Friday. Photo by Kimberly Barbour/WRCBtv.com
DAYTON, TN (WRCB) -

Rhea County mother Jessica Robbins and her boyfriend Bradley Adcox are both charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse for death of her 5-year-old son Landon Robbins.

The Rhea County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Detective Rocky Potter said Jessica Robbins called 911 one week ago today, saying her little boy was unresponsive. He said according to the preliminary autopsy report, the cause of death is multiple blunt force trauma.

Robbins and Adcox went before Judge James McKenzie Friday morning. They were arraigned and assigned a court date for their preliminary hearing.

Channel 3 had the only camera present for the proceedings. Tune into Channel 3 Eyewitness News at 6pm for the full report.


READ MORE | Detectives: Rhea County child's death worst case of child abuse seen

Landon lived in Spring City in his mom, 24-year-old Jessica Robbins', custody. They'd just moved into a camper with her year-long boyfriend, 22-year-old Bradley Adcox, a few weeks ago.

Robbins called 911 saying Landon wasn't breathing. First responders found him lying on a make-shift bed in the living room.

"She had said the young child had had a backyard accident the night before," Rhea County Detective Rocky Potter said.

But investigators say he had too many injuries that were not consistent with the "playing accident" story the couple described in interviews.

The preliminary autopsy lists multiple blunt force trauma as the cause of the death.

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