Monticello Mom Charged in Child's Death

MONTICELLO, Ark. - A local mother is jailed on a murder charge in the death of her 19-month-old child.

Kannika Jenkins, 26, was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon and charged with Murder 1st Degree.

This investigation started on Aug. 30 after the child was taken to Drew Memorial Hospital and died shortly after arrival.

The body was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy to find out the manner of death. 

Officials say that after several interviews and the findings of the Crime Lab declaring the death a homicide, an arrest warrant was obtained for Jenkins.

She is being held at the Drew County Detention Facility without bond.

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