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Bartow County Sheriff: Mother, boyfriend charged with murder of one-year-old girl

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Brandy Ann Boyd

Austin Levi Payne

Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:26 pm | Updated: 1:42 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

The Bartow County Sheriff's department has announced they have charged the mother of a child and her boyfriend with murder in the death of a one-year-old girl, Journey Ann Cowart.

Previously posted:

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a mother and her boyfriend in connection with the death of a one-year-old child.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap:

A one-year-old child was taken to Cartersville Medical Center  not breathing. Deputies and Investigators from Bartow County Sheriff’s Office responded and began an investigation. The child was declared dead in the emergency room. Investigators interviewed the mother of the child and her boyfriend and searched their home.

The child was examined at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office which revealed numerous injuries of abuse on the child. Though the results of the autopsy are not final, investigators arrested the mother, 25-year-old Brandy Ann Boyd, and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Austin Levi Payne late yesterday on charges of aggravated battery and first-degree cruelty to children.

Sheriff Millsap says that further charges on the pair are likely pending the final autopsy results.

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