(NationRise.com) – A 32-year-old teacher has been arrested in Georgia after the brutal killing of a toddler in 2020.
Kianna Davis, a high school teacher at Seckinger High School in Gwinnett County, was detained on November 10th in Warner Robins, GA, a city about 130 miles away. According to Jimmy Fisher, the principal of Seckinger High School, where Davis worked, she had been absent for two weeks.
Her charges include felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, and cruelty to children in the first degree, among others. She and another suspect, Kyon Devoy Benton, allegedly beat her 2-year-old Karter Ambrose with a weapon in November 2020. The child suffered a liver laceration and other significant injuries during the incident. Officials confirmed that Benton is not the child’s father and is only a friend of Davis. He has not yet been arrested.
Davis’ mother and grandfather attended her bond hearing along with about ten other supporters. Her bail was set at $15,000. The decision, which prohibits Davis from contacting Benton and confines her to house arrest, was made after her relatives testified in her favor. They also claimed that she has been cooperating with authorities.
Davis initially claimed that her son was injured after jumping off a sofa. She later accused hospital staff of harming her child. However, an autopsy revealed foul play and inconsistencies with Davis’ story. The medical examiners told Judge Katherine Lumsden that Davis was likely a flight risk if released and recommended against letting her out on bond.
The U.S. Marshal Service Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted Warner Robins police in apprehending Davis. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office has since incarcerated them.
Principal Fisher released a statement to parents of students attending Seckinger High School, assuring them that the school is safe. He also told them that the school is conducting its own investigation into the murder. A substitute will fill in for Davis for now, according to the statement.
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