Nathaniel Tucker. Source: Ohio County Detention Center
Samantha Oakley. Source: Ohio County Detention Center.
OHIO COUNTY, KY (WFIE) -
14 NEWS UPDATE: The Kentucky State Police has charged Nathaniel Tucker and Samantha Oakley with additional charges.
This case was presented to the Ohio County Grand Jury, which handed down additional charges.
Detective Tim Payne served Nathaniel W. Tucker and charged him with one count of Persistent Felony Offender. Samantha Oakley was charged with Murder.
Both are still held at the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford.
Two people are in jail on Monday following the death of a four-year-old and two other children suffered serious injuries.
Kentucky State Police say they started their investigation into this incident on Saturday after a four-year-old was taken to OMHS in Owensboro with life threatening injuries.
Detectives say 25-year-old Nataniel Tucker was watching 23-year-old Samantha Oakley's three, four, and five-year-old children at their residence in Hartford when the three and five-year-old children suffered trauma ranging from bruising to a spinal fracture of the tibia.
The four-year-old child was later transported to Cincinnati Children's Hospital because of the child's injuries.
On Monday, the child was removed from life support and died. An autopsy will be performed by a Cincinnati Medical Examiner.
Tucker, Oakley's boyfriend, is charged with murder, 3 counts of criminal abuse and three counts of assault.
Oakley is charged with 3 counts of first degree criminal abuse. It is alleged that Oakley knew of the abuse and failed to properly report it to authorities.
The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.
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