Parents charged with murder in baby’s death expected to appear in court


Brian Jack Frazier (left) and Stefany Renee Ash (right)

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A mother and father who are charged with murder in the death of their infant son are expected to appear in court Friday morning.

Stefany Renee Ash, 20, along with Brian Jack Frazier, 20, were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2012 after police say they found the two-week-old child, named Khan, dead inside the couple’s home in the 1200 block of Kimery Drive.

Ash was initially charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, while Frazier was charged with first-degree murder.  Last week, authorities added the murder charge against Ash.

Ash is being held on a $1 million bond, while Frazier is being held without bond.

Both suspects are slated to make a court appearance at 9 a.m. Friday.

Khan, pictured at the hospital the day he was born.
Khan, pictured at the hospital the day he was born.

During the suspects’ first court appearance in November, the prosecutor told Judge Polly Sizemore that Frazier was allegedly up until 5 a.m. Tuesday playing video games when Khan “got fussy.”

According to detectives with the High Point Police Department, Frazier admitted to grabbing the child by the neck and punching him in the face.  The prosecutor said the child died as a result of the blow, but Frazier then went to sleep.

Ash allegedly found the baby unresponsive around 2 p.m. Tuesday when she woke up.  The prosecutor told the judge Ash waited about an hour to call 911.

According to the prosecutor, Ash and Frazier spent an hour discussing their options, including the possibility of the hiding the body and reporting a kidnapping as well as the possibility of Frazier fleeing to the mountains.

Police said Frazier admitted to the crime when officers arrived on the scene. The infant likely had been dead for at least 10 hours, police estimated.

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