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Mother, boyfriend charged in child's death

8:10 AM, Jan 27, 2014   |    comments
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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A Bartow County mother and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of the woman's 1-year-old child.

Brandy Ann Boyd, 25, and Austin Levi Payne, 24, were arrested late last week on charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children. More charges are pending.

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Boyd's child stopped breathing and was rushed to Cartersville Medical Center. The child died in the emergency room, prompting an investigation.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said an autopsy on the child's body revealed numerous injuries. Police searched the suspects' home and interviewed the couple before arresting them.

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