Woman charged in death of boyfriend's child

MADISONVILLE, KY (AP) - Police say they have charged a western Kentucky woman with killing her boyfriend's 2-year-old son.

Twenty-eight-year-old Alexis Mayes of Earlington was charged Saturday with murder in the death of Kaleib Higgins, according to The Messenger of Madisonville.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Detective Matt Sanderson said in a statement that Higgins was taken by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville Saturday morning and was pronounced dead a short time later.

An autopsy determined the boy died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head and body.

Mayes was being held Monday at the Hopkins County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond. Jail records did not indicate whether she had an attorney.

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