Community gathers to mourn Jackson County infant
RIPLEY, W.Va. — Emmaleigh Barringer had recently started eating baby food. She especially liked sweet potatoes.
She was born eight weeks premature, and the 10-month-old was beginning to dance, her mother, Amanda Adkins, recalled Monday night.
Last week, Emmaleigh died from injuries sustained after she was sexually assaulted.
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