Couple charged in child's murder

December 25, 2008 9:25:47 AM PST
Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania have filed murder charges against a man and woman who vanished after bringing the body of her 3-year-old daughter to a hospital in February. Child endangerment charges were filed earlier against 26-year-old Darak Williams and 25-year-old Kashema Reddish following the Feb. 21 death of Kavannah Salvador. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a Scranton hospital, and authorities say the pair dropped out of sight soon afterward.

The Lackawanna County coroner ruled the death a homicide, and final autopsy results this week say the child died of multiple traumatic injuries. Lackawanna County District Attorney Andy Jarbola says most of the injuries were recent, but others were older and indicated a pattern of abuse.

Williams was charged Tuesday night with first- and third-degree murder and Reddish with third-degree murder and other counts.

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Information from: The Scranton Times, http://www.scrantontimes.com/

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