Four indicted in death of 19-month-old in Barren County

Published: May. 27, 2022 at 12:47 PM EDT
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BARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - Four have been indicted in the death of a 19-month-old child from Scottsville.

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Serenity Brown
Serenity Brown(Barren County Detention Center)
Devin Pierce
Devin Pierce(Barren County Detention Center)
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown(Barren County Detention Center)
Marty Brown
Marty Brown(Barren County Detention Center)

On Friday, May 27, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office said they served four indictment warrants following a year-long investigation for Devin Pierce, 22, and Serenity Brown, 19, for murder charges and Jessica Brown, 45, and Marty Brown, 59, who were charged with tampering with physical evidence.

According to BCSO officials, the child died on March 27 of last year in Barren County.

On March 27, 2021, the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Lucas Road in reference to an unresponsive 19-month-old male.

The child was transported to T.J. Samson Community Hospital and was later pronounced dead.

Detectives said they observed “suspicious bruising on the head of the child” and sent the child to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy.

Officials said the results of the autopsy determined the child died from “blunt impact injuries of the head, and the manner of death was ruled Homicide.”

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