GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky (WHAS) — A Leitchfield man has been charged with murder, after police say he physically abused and killed his girlfriend’s one-year-old child.
According to WHAS in Louisville, 25-year-old James Garrigus was first arrested Thursday.
State Police say he was speeding in a vehicle on the William Thomason Byway, while taking his girlfriend’s baby to the hospital.
They pulled him over then followed him to the hospital, after seeing the extent of the child’s injuries.
At the hospital, police say they discovered the child’s injuries may have been caused by abuse.
After further investigation, they determined the child sustained severe head trauma while Garrigus was babysitting, which lead them to arrest him.
On Sunday, Garrigus was also charged with murder after the child passed away at Norton Children’s Hospital.
Garrigus is currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center without bond.