[Academy] [Cold Cases] [Commercial Vehicle Enforcement] [Commissioner's Office] [Concealed Deadly Weapons] [Contacting the KSP] [Core Values] [Crime & Traffic Information] [Fallen Trooper Memorial] [FAQs] [Forensic Laboratories] [Forms/Downloads] [Highway Safety] [History of the KSP] [Home Page] [Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force] [Kentucky's Most Wanted] [Links to Other Websites] [Missing Children] [News Releases] [Organization] [Post Locations] [Recruitment] [Sex Offender Registry] [Special Enforcement Troop] [Trooper Island]
[Return to Kentucky State Police Main Website]

For other Kentucky Government sites visit: [Kentucky.gov]


Media / For More Information Contact:
TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
(606) 928-6421
Click here to e-mail TFC Michael Murriell
News Release

Stanton Man Arrested for Murder of a Two Month Old

Date of News Release: 05/05/2013

(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Stanton, KY resident after conducting an investigation into the death of a two month old infant.

On Saturday May 4, 2013 the Boyd County Sheriff's Department responded to 110 Caroline Drive in Westwood, KY after receiving a report of an unresponsive two month old infant female. Boyd County EMS also responded to the residence and transported the infant to King's Daughters Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased at 1034 am by Boyd County Deputy Coroner Ralph Beadle.

On Sunday May 5, 2013 an autopsy was conducted at the Kentucky State Medical Examiners Office and it was determined the infant's death was a homicide as a result of blunt force trauma. (The infant had multiple head and brain injuries which resulted in the death.) Upon completion of the autopsy The Boyd County Sheriff's Department contacted Post 14 and requested the investigation be assigned to a Detective.

Detective Ben Cramer responded and began an investigation into the death. During the course of the investigation it was determined Brett R. Thompson, who is the mother's boyfriend, had struck the infant in the head.

Brett R. Thompson, age 18, of Stanton, KY was arrested, charged with Murder and lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.

The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation: Boyd County Sheriff's Department, Boyd County EMS, Boyd County Coroner's Office and The Kentucky State Medical Examiners Office.

The case remains under investigation by Detective Ben Cramer.


Contact Information for the Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601
502-782-1800

[ TOP ]


This page was last modified on:

About this site | Feedback | Privacy | Disclaimer | Individuals with Disabilities
Copyright © 2002-2013 Kentucky State Police, all rights reserved