Wyoming couple charged with murder for 2-year-old’s death

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming couple has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of a 2-year-old girl.

Paisleigh Williams’ father, Moshe Williams, 30, took the girl to the hospital in Cody with a variety of injuries.

She was flown for treatment in Denver, where she died.

Prosecutors charged Williams and his partner, Caroyn Aune, 28, both of Cody, with first-degree murder on Monday after initially charging them with aggravated child abuse, the Cody Enterprise reported.

Police began investigating after getting a call from hospital staff in Cody.

An autopsy later showed possible fractures, bruising and scraping on her head, a detached bowel and brain swelling, among other injuries, according to prosecutors.

The Adams County, Colorado, coroner’s office determined the injuries came at the hands of adults. A full report from the forensic pathologist was pending, prosecutors said.

Williams and Aune remained jailed on $1 million bond each.

They face possible death sentences if convicted. Wyoming’s last execution was in 1992.

Aune’s attorney, Travis Smith, declined comment Tuesday. Williams’ attorney, Branden Vilos, didn’t immediately return a phone message Tuesday seeking comment.

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