Mother accused of being responsible for 2 infants’ deaths
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee mother is facing murder charges after the deaths of her two infant daughters last year.
Multiple media outlets report that 22-year-old Kendra L. Tweed of Greeneville was indicted Monday on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated child endangerment and two counts of aggravated child neglect. Tweed’s boyfriend, Erick E. Jones Jr., was indicted in September on four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the infants’ December deaths.
Greeneville police Detective Kenni Carter has told prosecutors that autopsy results indicated that 13-month-old Kynsleigh Easterly and 2-month-old Trinity Jones died of blunt force trauma and other injuries.
Police say Erick Jones was looking after the children at the time of their death.
District Attorney General Dan Armstrong says Tweed raised her daughters in a home where drugs were being used and sold.