- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed murder and neglect charges against a Greenfield couple whose 1-year-old daughter died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Matthew and Jessica Wagoner were arrested Friday in connection with the death of their daughter Zoey the day before.

Court documents say the child’s injuries included lacerations to her liver. They also say text messages between the Wagoners indicated they knew Zoey was hurt but didn’t seek medical help because they feared the Department of Child Services would be called. DCS previously was involved with the family, which includes two other children.

Police say medical reports showed a pattern of abuse and that Zoey “had lived in hell for a year.”

Messages seeking comment were left for attorneys representing the couple.

Greenfield is about 15 miles east of Indianapolis.



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