NC mother, boyfriend charged with murder, child abuse in death of 2-year-old girl

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Jeanie Kassandra Ditty, 23, and Zachary Earl Keefer, 32, both of Spring Lake

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina mother and her boyfriend face charges of murder and child abuse in connection to the death of a 2-year-old girl.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that Jeanie Kassandra Ditty, 23, and Zachary Earl Keefer, 32, both of Spring Lake, face charges in the death of 2-year-old Macy Grace.

The baby was taken to a hospital on December 2 and died two days later. The child reportedly had bruises over her entire body and internal injuries including a lacerated liver.

The North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Macy Grace’s death a homicide earlier this week and police filed charges.

The suspects are each charged with first-degree murder and negligent child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Both were jailed in Cumberland County without bond.

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