18-year-old Charged with Murdering 9-month-old

CARROLLTON, MS (Ben Caxton) — An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a 9-month-old Coila boy. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department says that Tervonte Devon Alexander was staying with the child and his mother in a Carroll County house last Wednesday when a 911 caller reported the baby, Sawyer Jerrell Holston, was unresponsive. On arrival deputies performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. The infant was transported to Greenwood-Leflore Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead at 5:18 PM. After an autopsy, Carroll County Coroner Mark Stiles declared the death a homicide and notified the Sheriff’s Department, and Alexander was arrested. He has been ordered held without bond as the investigation continues.



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