Southern Indiana woman charged in the death of infant daughter

Anna Prewitt-Byers

A six-month investigation by authorities has resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old woman for the death of her infant daughter who had suffered massive injuries to her body and brain. 

Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Child Services were contacted on April 18 by IU Health Bloomington after the little girl was brought in for injuries that included massive hemorrhaging, abrasions, diffuse cerebral edema causing herniation, severe hemorrhages in retina, perioptic nerve soft tissue hemorrhage, left chin contusions, cerebellar hemorrhages, base of the brain hemorrhaging and blunt trauma injury to her chest.

Evidence led investigators to have probable cause that Anna Prewitt-Byers of Nashville was responsible for the injuries that led to her daughter’s death.

An arrest warrant for Prewitt-Byers was issued by the Monroe County Circuit Court on Wednesday of this week.

She faces felony counts of aggravated battery and battery resulting in death to a person less than 14-years of age. 

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