Coroner: Toddler stabbed to death before accident

Marina Middlebrooks (WRDW-TV)
Marina Middlebrooks (WRDW-TV)
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Monday, May 6, 2013

APPLING, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Columbia County coroner says the toddler who was found dead following an accident had been stabbed to death.

Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins says 2-year-old Sky Allen died of stab wounds to the neck.

Investigators say her mother, 29-year-old Marina Middlebrooks, was driving Allen in an SUV on Ray Owens Road when she hit a tree head on. Allen was found dead inside of the SUV by crews who responded to the accident.

Middlebrooks was arrested around 2 p.m. Monday and charged with murder and first-degree cruelty to children.

Middlebrooks was taken to the hospital after the accident. According to the incident report, she also had lacerations.

Sky Allen (The Augusta Chronicle)
Sky Allen (The Augusta Chronicle)

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