Couple charged with capital murder in Anniston child's death
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with capital murder in the death of the woman's five-year-old son.
Anniston police responded to a home in the 2400 block of Wilmer Avenue on Friday, July 26 on a report of a five-year-old boy having breathing problems.
The young victim, identified as Gregory Caver, was taken to Stringfellow Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Children's of Alabama hospital in Birmingham, where he later died.
The coroner's report showed Caver's cause of death as homicide. Anniston police received the report on Monday, July 29 and met with the Calhoun County District Attorney's office.
The Calhoun County DA issued capital murder warrants for Caver's mother, 28-year-old India Kimble, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Vonta McClellan.
McClellan was arrested on Sunday, July 28 on a child abuse charge involving another child, his seven-year-old daughter.
Calhoun County DHR workers went to the same home on Wilmer Avenue on Sunday and found that a 7-year-old girl had bruises and marks from "apparent strikes with a belt," according to Anniston police.
When the DHR worker told the girl's mother, 23-year-old Secret Huguley, that her daughter needed medical attention, police say Huguley grabbed the girl and fled from the scene.
Anniston police searched for several hours before finding Huguley and her four children. All of the children were placed in care of DHR. Huguley was arrested for tampering with physical evidence and booked on a bond of $1,000.
Anniston police say Vonta McClellan was arrested on child abuse charges relating to his 7-year-old daughter and booked into the Anniston jail on a cash bond of $500,000.
McClellan was served the capital murder warrant for the death of five-year-old Gregory Caver while incarcerated in the Anniston jail.
U.S. Marshals arrested Caver's mom, India Kimble, in Mobile. She was transported back to Alabama and is currently in the Calhoun County jail.
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