2 arrested in connection with Kannapolis 15-month-old’s assault, death

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Police have arrested two people in connection with the death of a 15-month-old girl who was brutally assaulted in January, according to WSOC.

Malaya Heun (WSOC)

Malaya Heun (WSOC)

Malaya Heun was assaulted on Jan. 19 and died on Jan. 21 from injuries consistent with battered child syndrome. She suffered from blunt force trauma and hypovolemic shock, police said.

Police have charged John Turner and Alisha Carlisle with first-degree murder, felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Kannapolis Police Chief J.W. Chavis said in a release this case, “was one of the worst cases of child abuse I have seen in over 30 years being a police officer.”

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