Police are currently on the hunt for Candice R. Diaz, 24, and Brad E. Fields, 28, a Detroit area couple who are suspects in the death of 4-year-old Gabby Barrett.
According to WXYZ, Barrett was found on New Year’s Day with severe injuries and burns on her extremities after police received a call about an unresponsive child. She was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Her death was ruled a homicide, reported Detroit Free Press.
“Upon arrival, CPR was being administered by family members and officers found the child suffering from severe burns about her extremities,” read a news release.
Gabby’s numerous traumatic injuries indicated that she had been hurt at numerous times throughout her short life.
Diaz (Barrett’s mother) and Fields (her boyfriend) were named prime suspects in the death. They both now face charges on four counts, including murder, child abuse and torture.
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Jurors convicted a Napa, California couple on Tuesday of torturing a young child to death.
According to KRON4, 27-year-old Sarah Lynn Krueger and 29-year-old Ryan Scott Warner killed Krueger’s 3-year-old daughter Kayleigh Slusher in the couple’s apartment.
Jurors heard evidence separately against the defendants during the same trial that began in May.
Both Krueger and Warner face life without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and a special allegation that the slaying involved torture. They both face an additional 25 years to life for assault on a child causing death. They will be sentenced in July.
Kayleigh’s body was found with 41 visible injuries as well as multiple internal injuries. Authorities determined after the murder her body had been placed in a freezer, then left in a suitcase on a bed in an apartment according to KRON4.
Assistant Napa County District Attorney Paul Gero said
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