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CPD: 19-year-old parents killed their 5-month-old

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Dec 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-28 21:35:03-05

CINCINNATI — The parents of an infant who was found unresponsive last week and later died have been charged with murder.

On the morning of December 22, officers responded to the report of an unresponsive infant boy in the 2300 block of Sunnyhill Drive in the Villages at Roll Hill. He was rushed to Cincinnati Children's Medical Center.

Cincinnati police said in a press release that the infant died Monday and that the boy's parents, Skakayla Sams and Donte Farrier, both 19 years old, are charged with killing the infant.

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office identified the infant as 5-month-old Casey Sams. In the report, the coroner's office listed the infant's death as "apparent homicide." According to a court complaint, injuries to the child had "occurred over the past several months."

Anyone with information about this homicide investigation is asked to call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

Both appeared in court for arraignment Tuesday morning.