published Thursday, February 6th, 2014

East TN father, stepmother charged in child's death

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. — An East Tennessee couple has been charged in the 2012 death of a 5-year-old girl.

The Kingsport Times-News cited a statement from Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson in reporting that the girl's father, Randall L. Vaughn and her stepmother, Mary L. Vaughn, were charged with murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

The statement says a two-year investigation has found that Alexa Linboom died of acute fluid/water intoxication. Lawson said no further information was being released.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the Vaughns have an attorney.

They are being held at the Hawkins County jail, and each has a $500,000 bond. They are scheduled to be in court on Friday.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.