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Grayson County Man Charged With Murder After Alleged Abuse Leads To Death Of 1-Year-Old

Posted at 9:29 PM, Dec 23, 2018

GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky State Police have charged a Grayson County man with murder after a 1-year-old died following alleged abuse.

KSP detectives arrested James Garrigus, 25, of Leitchfield, on December 21st.

Reportedly troopers on routine patrol spotted a car driven by Garrigus speeding on the William Thomason Byway on Thursday, December 20th. Troopers then followed Garrigus to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.

KSP said in a release that troopers discovered at the hospital that Garrigus was admitting his girlfriend’s 1-year-old child for treatment.

The baby reportedly had to later be taken to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

KSP detectives began investigating whether or not the baby’s injuries were as a result of child abuse.

Their preliminary investigation revealed that the child suffered severe head trauma while under Garrigus’ care at a home in Clarkson.

KSP is now reporting that the 1-year-old has died.

Garrigus is charged with murder and 1st degree assault.