Autopsy: Infant beaten to death
A 10-month-old girl who died in November died of "abusive head trauma," according to an autopsy report released Wednesday. Her stepfather has been charged with murder.Posted — Updated
Cheyenne Emery Yarley died on Nov. 8, and her stepfather, Joshua Andrew Stepp, 26, of 1223 Silver Sage Drive, Apt. 303, was charged with first-degree murder the following day.
Stepp told a dispatcher in a 911 call that the child choked on toilet paper. The dispatcher tried to keep him calm during the six-minute call and walked him through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR until paramedics arrived.
The autopsy report indicates that paramedics and emergency room personnel at WakeMed found injuries to the child's right ear, face, vagina and anus.
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