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.