03/05/2014 01:46 EST | Updated 05/05/2014 05:59 EDT

Toronto woman charged in death of Terrel Vidal, 4

A Toronto woman faces a charge of failing to provide the necessities of life in the death of four-year-old Terrel Vidal last year.

Durham Regional Police say Tanya Berlass, 35, will appear in court today.

On Aug. 28, 2013, police and paramedics were called to a Bowmanville home where they found the boy without vital signs. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem investigation determined the boy died of blunt-force trauma. He was being cared for at a family friend's home at the time of his death.