Murfreesboro Parents Charged After 3-Month-Old’s Death
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A Rutherford County grand jury has indicted a Murfreesboro couple in the death of their baby who was killed while sleeping in the bed with them.
Sierra Copley and Trent Hammers both face reckless homicide charges. In April 2012, Murfreesboro Police said that Copley and Hammers, who practiced co-sleeping with their 3-month-old son, rolled over onto the child. The baby was rushed to a local hospital but later died.
Police said an investigation into the baby's death revealed that the couple had been using alcohol and narcotics before the incident.
Both Copley and Hammers were charged with reckless homicide and booked into the Rutherford County Jail on $100,000 bond.