Two face charges for 4-year-old's death

APPLING COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Sheriff's deputies have arrested an Appling County couple in the death of the woman's 4-year-old.

Kachestta Smith and Jeffery Heller took Jatia McCall to the Appling County Health Center Wednesday where she was pronounced dead.

Sheriff Benny Deloach said after an autopsy and investigation, they are both being charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and child cruelty.

They are in the Appling County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

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