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COLTEN ALEXANDER MAY: Mom & boyfriend arrested in Smithville, TN for death of 23 month old *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by ~Lyric~, May 19, 2015.

  1. ~Lyric~

    ~Lyric~ Bronze Member

    TBI Child Death Investigation Yields Charges for Smithville Couple

    Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Smithville mother and her boyfriend in connection to the death of the woman’s 23-month-old child.

    At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, and with the assistance of the Smithville Police Department, TBI Special Agents began investigating the death of Colten Alexander May on Sunday, May 17th. Earlier that day, Cody Key, the boyfriend of the child’s mother, reported to law enforcement he found the child unresponsive while babysitting him in the early morning hours in a home on Christine Street. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information which led to Key as the individual responsible for the child’s death.

    Today, a specially-called DeKalb County Grand Jury returned indictments for Key and the child’s mother, Jessica May, charging Key, 23, of Smithville, with one count of Felony Murder and one count of Aggravated Child Abuse. The indictments also charged May, 19, of Smithville with one count of Aggravated Child Neglect. TBI Agents arrested both subjects at their Smithville home and booked them into the DeKalb County Jail. At the time of this release, Key was being held on $1,000,000 bond and May was being held on $300,000 bond.


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  2. ~Lyric~

    ~Lyric~ Bronze Member

    "Over the weekend, the child was brought to the DeKalb County Hospital by the child's mother and the mother's boyfriend," Dunaway told the station. "The child was deceased at the time of arrival. The child we now know was killed by the boyfriend of the mother late Saturday night or early Sunday morning in their home where they resided together."

    Investigators said the child died from repeated physical abuse.
    Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/29106264/smithville-couple-charged-in-childs-death#ixzz3acy8trtO
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  3. ~Lyric~

    ~Lyric~ Bronze Member


    "The child suffered great injuries and as a result the child died," said District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway in an interview with WJLE Tuesday morning.

    According to D.A. Dunaway, the child was brought to the hospital by the couple Sunday morning but he was already deceased. The youngster was found to have internal and other physical injuries to his body. Key is alleged to have inflicted the injuries. May is accused of having known the abuse had been taking place.

    "At approximately 3:11 am Sunday Smithville Police Sergeant Travis Bryant and Officer Joey Myers were dispatched to the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital in reference to a possible child abuse resulting in the death of a two year old child. Investigating officers deemed the death to be of a suspicious nature," said Captain Steven Leffew. " I was notified along with Lieutenant Matt Holmes and Detective Brandon Donnell . Additionally District Attorney Bryant Dunaway and investigators from the District Attorney's office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded," he said.

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  4. ~Lyric~

    ~Lyric~ Bronze Member

    Count 1 of the indictment against Key alleges that "Cody Key, on or about the 16th or the 17th day of May, 2015, in DeKalb County did unlawfully, knowingly, and other than by accidental means treat a child born June 10, 2013 in such a manner as to inflict injury on the child and the act of abuse resulted in serious bodily injury to the child, thereby committing the offense of aggravated child abuse"

    Count 2 of the indictment alleges that "Cody Key, on or about the 16th or 17th day of May, 2015, in DeKalb County did unlawfully and knowingly inflict fatal injuries upon the child during the perpetration of aggravated child abuse and said injuries did cause the death of the child on or about the 16th or 17th day of May, 2015."

    The indictment against May alleges that "between the 17th day of May, 2014 and the 17th day of May, 2015 in DeKalb County, Jessica May did unlawfully, knowingly, and other than by accidental means, neglect the child so as to adversely affect the health and welfare of the child, thereby committing the offense of aggravated child neglect".

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  5. ~Lyric~

    ~Lyric~ Bronze Member

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  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    2 things:

    1 Damn.

    2 Throw away the key!
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  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Another heartbreaking case of child abuse by mom's b/f.

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  8. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    Those sorry sacks of &*&*.

    That poor baby. RIP Colten!
    Do these mom's have a brain?!?!?
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    May sentenced in child beating death

    Jessica May, 20, was sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court Wednesday for her part in the May 2015 beating death of 23-month-old Colten May.

    While Cody Key, May’s fiancé at the time of the child’s death, received a 45-year sentence last week after entering a guilty plea to second degree murder in the case, May, the toddler’s mother, pled guilty to attempted aggravated child neglect, a Class B felony.

    She was given an eight-year sentence as a Range I mitigated offender to serve at least 20 percent before she is eligible for parole.


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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Precious little guy! He reminds me so much of my son's girlfriend's little boy. Such an angel! :tears:
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