KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - Two people have been charged in the death of a 15-month-old Kannapolis girl who investigators was abused.
Thirty-year-old John Travis Turner and 20-year-old Alisha Nicole Carlisle were arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder, felony abuse inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon. It was not clear if they have lawyers.
Carlisle is the Malaya Faith Heun's aunt. Police say the suspects were Malaya's sole caretakers at the time of the injuries.
Authorities were called Jan. 19 and the girl was taken to a hospital where she had surgery and was placed on life support. Her mother had life support withdrawn Jan. 22.
The autopsy determined Malaya had broken ribs, multiple bruises, a broken collarbone and intestinal injuries.
Police don't think her mother knew about the abuse.