HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio — New details were released today regarding the death of a 10-month-old toddler in Hocking County.
According to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, 10-month-old Kamyla Somers suffered seven skull fractures, bleeding from the stomach, and multiple strokes before her passing.
On Sunday, November 20, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office was notified regarding the child being brought to the hospital.
The Sheriff’s Office said deputies and detectives arrived at the hospital and spoke with the parents, 24-year-old Daisha L. Somers, of Logan, and her boyfriend, 33-year-old Jerry K. Johnson, originally of Columbus.
Detectives, reports say, noted that the child had extensive bruising to the side of the head and the facial area.
The child would be transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she would succumb to her injuries.
The parents told investigators that she had fallen out of her toddler bed, hitting her head on the floor lamp and baseboard heating register.
Detectives say 9-1-1 would not be called for several hours later.
A search warrant, the sheriff’s office said, was executed on the home. Officials say that “drugs, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were located.” The mother admitted to detectives that she had smoked methamphetamine the day prior and that her boyfriend smoked marijuana and had consumed alcohol.
Both parents remain in custody on a $500,000 bond.
The Guardian reached out to the county prosecutor to see if new charges would be forthcoming in this case. They denied our request for comment.