Memphis parents charged in death of 8-month-old

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say an 8-month-old Memphis girl died from a blow to the head and her parents are charged with aggravated child abuse.

Police say Trenity Lawrence was found unresponsive when officers were called to her family's residence Friday. She was taken to Methodist South Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The girl's parents, 28-year-old Trevelyn Lawrence and 21-year-old Candace Faulkner, deny harming the child but told police they had been in a fight with each other shortly before noticing she was unconscious.

Police say Lawrence had been stabbed with screwdriver and Faulkner had been hit a lamp during the fight.


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