Missouri couple charged in death of 3-year-old
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. — The Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office files charges against Sarah Garbee, 26, and Caleb Williams, 24, both of Verona, Missouri. They are charged in connection with the death of a 3-year-old child.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office was contacted around 3:00 am on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, about the death of a child with suspicious circumstances. The child had already been taken to a local hospital.
After an autopsy, health officials determined the child’s death was a result of blunt force trauma.
Officials charged both Garbee, the mother of the child, and Williams, who is the boyfriend of Garbee and living at the home, with Abuse of a Child – Neglect Resulting in Death.
Police arrested the couple and took them to the Lawrence County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond each. They are scheduled to be in court on Monday.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is still active and ongoing at this time.
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