Mom on Trial After Her Toddler Son Was Found Dead in a River

The trial of Breyanla Cooper, a mother accused of malice murder in connection with the death of her toddler, is set to begin soon. In 2021, the lifeless body of Cooper’s son was discovered in the Chattahoochee River.

The deceased toddler was identified as Faheem Cooper.

In addition to the malice murder charge, Cooper faces counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, and concealing her son’s death.

According to the indictment, Cooper is believed to have killed her son through asphyxiation and subsequently attempted to conceal his death by placing his body in the river.

Faheem was found by firefighters while they were conducting a water training exercise on July 1, 2021. At the time, it was estimated that the toddler had been in the river for several days.

Cooper was arrested in connection with her son’s death the following day.

During the investigation, Cobb County Police released a sketch of the toddler, which was drawn by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation artist in an effort to identify the child. As the two-year anniversary of Faheem’s body being found approaches, court officials have confirmed that jury selection for Cooper’s trial will begin on Monday.