Mom pleads not guilty in child's death

Mom pleads not guilty in child's death
Kelly Lea Fairchild

FREDERICK, OK (KSWO) -A Frederick woman has entered a not guilty plea to first-degree murder charges in the February 2015 death of her 18-month-old son.

Kelly Fairchild was originally charged with felony child neglect and enabling, but the charges were amended to first-degree murder.

Fairchild's boyfriend, Gregory Miller Jr. was also charged with first-degree murder in the boy's death. Investigators said Miller and Fairchild brought the baby to the hospital and told medical staff they found him unresponsive. Hospital workers contacted police after finding suspicious bruising and cuts. An autopsy report revealed a skull fracture.

Kelly Fairchild is expected in court for a pre-trial hearing in July. Bond was denied.

According to District Attorney Ken Darby, the court will not seek the death penalty.

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