Capital Murder Charge Filed in Death of 4-Week-Old Infant

HARDIN, January 9, 2014 - A charge of Capital Murder was filed this date in the death of Nevaeh Keith, a four (4) week old infant girl who died on July 2, 2013.

Brian Christopher Keith (WM) 29 years old, and not the biological father, has been charged with the Capital Murder in the death of the child.

The charge came after a five month investigation headed up by Sgt. Investigators Stephen Clappart and Josh Cummins and the resulting autopsy report which ruled the death “Homicide Compressional Death” which is, basically, a death due to damage to the respiratory breathing system. Brian Keith was a resident of the City of Hardin in Liberty County at the time of the child’s death.

The murder warrant was served on Keith, who was already in the Liberty County jail on a charge of probation revocation, by lead Investigator Clappart. The Sergeant also reported that Keith has a long criminal record with this department.


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