Audio: Court documents outline injuries Jefferson City boy suffered before he died

Darnell Gray

A mid-Missouri caretaker charged with felony child abuse involving the death of a four-year-old Jefferson City boy is being held without bond this Thursday morning. 

 

 

Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson has charged 26-year-old Quatavia Givens with one felony count of child abuse resulting in death. The Jefferson City Police Department’s probable cause statement says an autopsy was performed on four-year-old Darnell Gray.

The court document says the autopsy indicated “multiple injuries caused by blunt force trauma and sharp force trauma to multiple locations of the body inflicted prior to death.” The probable cause statement says Gray’s body was found Tuesday in the 2100 block of Louis Circle, concealed in a wooded area.