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The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two persons in connection with the death of a child.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, a one year old child was taken to Cartersville Medical Center reportedly not breathing. Deputies and Investigators from Bartow County Sheriff’s Office responded and began an investigation. The child was declared dead in the emergency room. Investigators interviewed the mother of the child and her boyfriend and searched their home.

The child was examined at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office which revealed numerous injuries of abuse on the child. Though the results of the autopsy are not final, Investigators arrested the mother, 25 year old Brandy Ann Boyd, and her boyfriend, 24 year old Austin Levi Payne late yesterday on charges of Aggravated Battery and 1st Degree Cruelty to Children.

Sheriff Millsap says that further charges on the pair are likely pending the final autopsy results.