CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A mom and her boyfriend are charged in the death of a 1-year-old girl; authorities say the 17-month-old girl died from injuries consistent with abuse.
Friday evening around 8:30, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police got a call regarding an unresponsive infant in the 3200 block of Nobles Avenue.
MEDIC transported the 1-year-old girl, Kyiemani Aveah Brewer, to Carolinas Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Kyiemani’s mother, Jade Sheree Butler, 22, and her 23-year-old boyfriend Antonio Fernell Cathey have been charged in her death.
The Medical Examiner’s Office and CMPD Detectives determined Kyiemani was physically assaulted, which ultimately led to her death, authorities say.
CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested Butler and Cathey on Saturday.
Butler and Cathey are each charged with murder and felony child abuse. Both remain in custody at the Mecklenburg County Jail.