A prosecutor says a central Mississippi grand jury has chosen not to indict a mother whose toddler daughter died after being left in a hot car in May.

District Attorney Michael Guest said Thursday that Madison County grand jurors heard testimony this week about the death of 2-year-old Carolyn Bryant and declined to bring charges against her mother, Amy Bryant of Brandon.

The decision involving a white mother is in contrast to a similar case involving a black father in another part of the state.

A grand jury in northern Mississippi's Grenada County indicted Joshua Blunt on a manslaughter charge in July, several weeks after his 8-month-old daughter died in his hot car.

Blunt's attorney, Carlos Moore, says he believes Blunt is being treated more harshly because he's black.