A Missouri couple was arrested in the death of a 2-year-old girl after the mother of the boyfriend performed “wrestling moves” on the toddler, police said.
Jefferson County police accused Cheyenne Cook, 19, and Richard Gamache Jr., 24, of “torturing” the child, Fox 2 Now reported.
The police responded to an EMS call on May 16 to help with a child with epilepsy. The toddler was taken to the hospital and died a few days later. The police said they learned that the child is a clear signs of trauma and that Gamache performed a WWE-style wrestling move.
“This child is being tortured,” Jefferson County Sheriff Marshak said in a statement. “Our prayers are with ‘AC’ and the researchers who were closely involved in this research.”
The authorities said they found digital evidence of abuse exchanged between Gamache and Cooking. The police said that there was evidence that the couple tried to hide from the abuse. The police said Gamache had abused the child in time and that Chef was complacent.
Gamache was charged with abuse of neglect of a child and was held on a $500,000 cash bond. Cook was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and was held on a $25,000 cash bond.
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