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UPDATE: Second Suspect Arrested, Charged in Child’s Death at 5401 Rampart
Charges have been filed against a second suspect arrested in the death of a child at 5401 Rampart about 11:45 a.m. on September 5.
The suspect, Dequaven T. Brumfield (b/m, 20), is charged with murder and injury to a child-serious bodily injury in the 180th State District Court. He is accused in the death of Kaliyah McCowan, 2, of the above address. The child’s mother, Shandrika Nakesha Mack (b/f, 27), was charged on September 19 with murder and injury to a child-serious bodily injury in the same court.
Booking photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Officers K. James and J. Young reported:
HPD officers in the area of the apartment complex at the above address were flagged down after baby Kaliyah was found unresponsive. While waiting for paramedics to provide medical assistance to Kaliyah, officers noticed external injuries on her younger sister, Kaniyah, 1. Both girls were transported to an area hospital, where Kaliyah was pronounced deceased.
A preliminary investigation determined both girls had been severely beaten by their mother, Mack. She was taken into custody on September 21 and charged for her role in her daughter’s death.
Further investigation identified Brumfield, Mack’s boyfriend, as a suspect in this case and and he was subsequently charged on Tuesday (December 4) for his role in baby Kaliyah’s death.
Dequaven T. Brumfield
Shandricka Nekesha Mack
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