Girl, 4, in child abuse case dies from injuries - WKRN News 2

Girl, 4, in child abuse case dies from injuries


MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet police have confirmed that a four-year-old hospitalized last week in a case of suspected child abuse has died from her injuries.

Mt. Juliet Police Chief Andy Garrett did not verify what day she passed away or give any detail on the type of injuries she had.

The child had been in the intensive care unit at Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt since Thursday.

When an officer was called out to the child's home Thursday morning, he knew it was an emergency situation.

At first, the girl was taken to Summit Medical Center, but her injuries were so serious, she was transferred to Vanderbilt.

No charges have been filed.

"This is somebody's child, and you want to make sure that you don't make a mistake," Chief Garrett said Thursday.  "You want to make sure that all the T's are crossed and I's are dotted before any charges are brought on a case like this."

He added that charges will be brought against "the responsible parties."

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