Philadelphia police investigating 2 separate child death cases; 1 woman charged with murder

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A woman has been charged in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl who was in her care, the Philadelphia County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

DA Larry Krasner announced third-degree murder charges and other related offenses against Kiana Casey.

The child was injured by blunt force trauma, police said.

“The injuries to the child reported by the coroner are extensive and disturbing. This investigation is active and ongoing, and there may be further developments in the coming days or weeks,” prosecutors said in a statement.

Neighbors say they saw police evicting the child from the home on the 2600 block of Holbrook Street on July 12.

“It is sad. I came out here and saw all the cops out here. I saw the father, whoever he was, he was crying. All family members came out. The cops wouldn’t let anyone in the house,” he told neighbor Rasheeda Allen.

Investigators did not provide any further information about the circumstances of the child’s death.

The Philadelphia Police Department is also investigating an unrelated case involving the death of a nine-month-old boy.

It happened on July 3rd at the 800 block of East Locus Avenue.

The baby became unresponsive and was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The baby died the next day.

The coroner ruled that the boy’s death was the result of blunt force trauma.

Police identified the baby as Achilies Fay. In this case, no arrests were made.

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