Parents of a 4-day-old baby have been charged with abuse after their child stopped breathing and died.
Jarod Martin, 33, and Lisa Payton, 29, of Carrollton, were charged with first-degree criminal abuse after they took the baby to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton Tuesday morning when they noticed the child had stopped breathing, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
The Carroll County coroner and social services responded to the call from hospital officials.
WKYT-TV reported that Payton admitted to dropping the baby.
An autopsy and a toxicology examination were being scheduled.
Martin and Payton were being held in the Carroll County jail.