Jury indicts mother, boyfriend in death of 2-year-old

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A Clay County grand jury indicts a Dean mother and her boyfriend for the death of a 2-year-old girl.

Sarah Elizabeth Newsom and Joshua Thomas Fulbright are charged with injury to a child.

Back in October, the two were taken into custody after Sarah Newsom’s daughter, Olivia, was severely injured with extreme bruising to her head, arms and back.

Deputies said Fulbright told them he struck Olivia on the left side of her head with his right hand the week before and ever since he said Olivia began having seizure-like behavior.

Deputies said Newsom admitted to slapping her routinely to try to bring her out of the seizures, but she became unconscious and was then taken to the hospital. 

Olivia was hospitalized for four days before being taken off life support.

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