#childabuse | New details emerge in death of 8 year old child

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OAK HILL, W.Va. (WVVA) – After obtaining the criminal complaint in this case, WVVA has learned new details.

See our previous coverage here.

On Dec. 26, 2018 Oak Hill Police Officers were dispatched to Plateau Medical Center in reference to an eight year child having been brought in by ambulance for cardiac arrest.

This officer responded to this call and was advised by medical personnel that this had had multiple markings all over her body such as bruising, what appeared to be a burn, and lacerations.

This officer was told by EMS personnel that when they arrived on scene that a woman had brought the child out in her arms and gave them her and made the statement that she was not breathing.

EMS personnel stated that the actions of the female were not normal to the aspect that she was not hysterical and showed relatively no emotions.

The officer received information from a search warrant that was being executed at the residence that in the children’s room there were unusual items like a hammer within an arm’s reach of one of the children’s beds.

The position and location of this hammer was described as odd to this officer. 

Sherie Titchenell, 35 of Hilltop, was arrested on December 9, 2019 by the Fayetteville Police Department for Death of a child by Parent, Guardian, or Custodian and Child Neglect causing death.

From left to right: Marty Browning, Sherie Titchenell, Julie Browning

Julie Browning, 36, and Marty Browning Jr., 34 of Hilltop, turned themselves in to the Oak Hill PD and were arraigned on their charges one count each of Death of a child by Parent, Guardian, or Custodian and Child Neglect causing death as well.

All three were set bonds of $100,000 by Fayette County Magistrate Court.

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