BREAKING NEWS - 1-year-old dies from "multiple blows to head"

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Crittenden man indicted for murder of 1-year-old

By Jamie Baker-Nantz

A Crittenden man has been indicted for murder in the death of a 1-year-old child.

Douglas Barnhill, 24, was indicted today (Wednesday, Feb. 11) by a Grant County grand jury.

The child, Kiara Smith, was pronounced dead by the Boone County coroner, after she was taken to St. Luke West Hospital in Florence on Jan. 4. The medical examiner determined that she died as "a result of multiple blows to the head."

Barnhill was dating the child's 17-year-old mother and was watching the child while she attended a family funeral, according to a press release by the Kentucky State Police.

Barnhill is lodged in the Grant County Detention Center. He is being held under a $100,000 cash bond.