Jamari Todd remained in critical condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. His mother, 41-year-old Patricia Todd, who was jailed on aggravated assault, child cruelty and tampering with evidence charges Tuesday, waived her first hearing before a magistrate on Wednesday. Her next scheduled hearing is in two weeks.
Homicide detectives on Wednesday remained tight-lipped about the case and offered no explanation for the aggravated assault charge against Patricia Todd. The assault charge signals that detectives believe she at least threatened her toddler with the deadly weapon because assault requires intent, according to authorities. But police have not said if they believe Patricia Todd shot Jamari on purpose or accidentally.