Police say toddler died from intoxication

By: Ashley Reynolds Email
By: Ashley Reynolds Email

Police say a Bell County toddler was intoxicated when she died back in March.

Her parents were arrested Tuesday after reports show Kayla Mosley had prescription medication in her system.

Police say stories like this are becoming more and more common.

"It's a bad sign of the times of the drug problems we have. This time, the victim was an innocent child," said Kentucky State Police Detective, Doyle Halcomb.

Not only was the victim an innocent child, police say if the parents acted quicker, she might still be alive.

"I think in the first few minutes if she would have received immediate medical attention, it could have made a difference," said Halcomb.

Police say Kayla Mosley was dead for several hours before her parents, Rondall Mosley and Carrie Brummett called 911.

It's not exactly clear how Kayla got the medication.

"Children are naturally curious....medications are mistaken for candy. There are lots of different ways they can get their hands on it. You cannot be too safe with it," said Halcomb.

Police say they charged Mosley and Brummett with manslaughter because the death was not intentional.

However, officers say their statements clashed with evidence.

WYMT asked the parents for an interview, they declined to comment.

They are both in the Bell County Detention Center on a one million dollar bond.

The reason why it took three months to get these results back is based on how the state handles these cases.

All cases like this in the state go through one department in Frankfort.


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