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Woman charged with aggravated malicious wounding in connection with death of Campbell County 3-year-old

Megan Paris could face additional charges, authorities said

Megan Paris is facing one count of aggravated malicious wounding after authorities said a three-year-old died on September 18 from injuries inflicted by Paris.
Megan Paris is facing one count of aggravated malicious wounding after authorities said a three-year-old died on September 18 from injuries inflicted by Paris. (WSLS)

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Authorities in Campbell County formally charged a 30-year-old woman on Thursday in connection with the death of a toddler earlier this month.

Megan Paris is facing one count of aggravated malicious wounding after authorities said a three-year-old died on September 18 from injuries inflicted by Paris.

Paris may also face additional charges as the investigation continues, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office and Commonwealth Attorney’s Office are awaiting the results of an autopsy conducted by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Sergeant S. Herndon at 434-332-9514, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. You can also enter a tip online.

ORIGINAL STORY

A woman is facing abuse charges after authorities say a 3-year-old died from injuries she caused, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the child from Gladys was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries on Thursday.

Deputies opened an investigation and found that the child was hurt by its caregiver, 30-year-old Megan Paris, on Wednesday.

Paris was arrested on Thursday and charged with child abuse and neglect, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities say the child died the next morning.

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation and more charges may be filed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332-9707.