Parents arrested for beating death of 4-year-old girl
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) – The parents of a 4-year-old Decatur girl who died at a local hospital face preliminary charges in her death.
An affidavit from Decatur police Detective Erik Ethell says that Amarrah C. Reynolds died Wednesday after being brought to the emergency room unresponsive and with scabs and bruises covering much of her body.
The Herald & Review in Decatur reports that the girls’ 29-year-old father is being held on a $2 million bond on a preliminary charge of reckless homicide or manslaughter. He has not been formally charged.