Parents charged in newborn son’s death

Parents charged in newborn son’s death

CARROLLTON, KY (FOX19) - A mother and father have been charged with murder in connection to the death of their newborn son last August.

A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Lisa Payton, 29, and Jarod Martin, 33, with murder and wanton endangerment, Kentucky State Police announced Wednesday.

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

The couple said the boy had stopped breathing when they took him to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital on Aug. 12, investigators say.

The charges were upgraded from criminal abuse last week.

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