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KSP: Foul play suspected in infant death

Jarod Martin and Lisa Payton are charged with criminal abuse of a child. (Carroll Co.) Jarod Martin and Lisa Payton are charged with criminal abuse of a child. (Carroll Co.)
CARROLL COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -

Foul play is suspected in the death of an infant boy in Carrollton, Kentucky State Police said on Thursday.

According to court documents, Lisa Payton told an officer she “dropped the 4-day-old infant child while under the influence of illegal drugs, causing the infant’s death.”

Payton, 29, and Jarod Martin, 33 said the boy had stopped breathing when they took him to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, investigators say.

The pair was booked in the Carroll County Jail around 8:20 p.m. and charged with criminal abuse of a child, according to jail records.

The child’s cause of death has not been released pending an autopsy and toxicology report.

This story will continue to be updated as more details are released.

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