EUCLID, Ohio - A mother and her boyfriend have been indicted on new charges in county court in the death of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett who was found unresponsive in a Euclid apartment in early March.
The girl's mother, Sierra Day, along with her boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, have been indicted on new charges including:
permitting child abuse
3 counts of endangering children
tampering with evidence
Day and Lewis will be arraigned in court on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
In early March, Aniya was found burned and unresponsive in her Euclid apartment. She was taken to Euclid Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police said she was emaciated and bruised and, despite being burned, the fire department said there was no fire at the residence.
The girl died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to the medical examiner. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Her death has sparked protests and questions, most notably from Aniya's father, Mickhal Garrett, who warned authorities in a chilling letter to Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court about the alleged abuse his daughter experienced at the hands of her mother.