Mom, boyfriend charged after Kentucky baby found with multiple fractures, brain injury

David Rang and Kayla Newton-PHOTOS courtesy WHOP

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Christian County mother and her live-in boyfriend are charged with the abuse of a 4-month-old who suffered multiple fractures to her arms, ribs, and legs.

The arrest affidavits for mom Kayla Newton and her boyfriend David Rang details the "deplorable living conditions" the little girl faced.

Police say the child lived in a massive flea infestation and had sustained six fractures to her arms, ribs, and legs. After being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, police say doctors found the fractures to be at multiple stages of healing, suggesting "multiple acts of causing the various injuries."

Staff also found the child had brain hemorrhaging, eye hemorrhaging, and a lacerated liver consistent with child abuse.

The trauma was discovered after the girl was originally taken to Jennie Stuart Hospital for a respiratory condition. The girl was treated and released but later returned with "seizure-like symptoms" according to the affidavit. Staffers noticed visible injuries to the girl's lip and ears, as well as various scratches. She was sent to VUMC where the other injuries were found.

The girl's 22-year-old mother faces charges of 1st degree criminal abuse and her 20-year-old boyfriend is charged with 1st degree assault.

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