Wilson toddler found dead; family members arrested
CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) -- Three family members are under arrest in connection with the death of a Wilson toddler.
Wilson police said they received a call Thursday about a three-year-old child who allegedly fell from a crib.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents said the unnamed child suffered a severe head injury and had lacerations from head to toe.
Carter County records show three relatives of the deceased child are now jailed and charged in connection with this case.
- Aunt Shannon Michelle Smith, 29, is charged with first degree murder and failure to protect.
- Father James Daren Smith, 23, faces a charge of failure to protect along with a charge of abuse by injury.
- The child's uncle, 24-year-old Frank James Smith, is also charged with failure to protect.
The three were booked into the county jail late Thursday afternoon.