MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet police have confirmed that a 4-year-old hospitalized last week in a case of suspected child abuse has died from her injuries.
Mt. Juliet Police Chief Andy Garrett did not verify what day she passed away or give any detail on the type of injuries she had.
The child was in the intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt since Thursday.
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