Grand jury: No criminal liability in child’s death

Grand jury: No criminal liability in child’s death

Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 10:07 pm
By: Chris Menees, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter
A Fulton County, Ky., grand jury has determined there was no criminal liability in last month’s death of a Fulton baby.
After receiving the results of an investigation, the grand jury found the death of 14-month-old LaKadia Bradshaw-Beard was “a tragic accident.”
The child was found face-down in a bucket of bleach water in the kitchen of the residence at 228 Vernon St. in Fulton shortly before 7 p.m. Jan. 24, according to the Fulton Police Department. She was taken to Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, where she was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m.
The incident was under investigation by Fulton police, the Fulton County coroner and the Department of Social Services. During the investigation, police met with Commonwealth Attorney Mike Stacy to review facts of the case.
Fulton Police Chief Terry Powell disclosed the grand jury results Friday.
According to the official grand jury report, the grand jury’s finding was based upon the Fulton Police Department’s investigation at the scene and interview of witnesses, as well as information from an autopsy report.
“Based on the information obtained by the Fulton Police Department and reported to the Fulton County grand jury, it is the finding of the grand jury that the incident involving the minor child was a tragic accident and (the grand jury) finds no criminal liability by the caregiver of the minor child,” the report states. “The Fulton County grand jury offers their condolences to the family of LaKadia Bradshaw-Beard.”
The child was the daughter of Nickie Nicole Bradshaw of Fulton and Skylard Dewayne Beard of Bolivar.

Published in The Messenger 2.14.11


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