Florence, South Carolina 2021-06-11 11:50:23 –
Winston Salem, North Carolina (WGHP) — A woman whose five-year-old son died in Forsyth County was charged with murder, according to a Winston Salem police investigator.
Kimberly Monique Smith, 37, of Rural Hall has been charged with murder and intentional child abuse that caused serious physical injury.
At 9:53 pm on Sunday, Winston Salem police officers and EMS were summoned to 2300 blocks on Whisperwood Street in Rural Hall, reporting an unresponsive child.
When the police arrived, they found a 5-year-old Kendal Marquis Smith. He was immediately taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital and sentenced to death.
A 6-year-old child was also found at home, and EMS identified signs of trauma and injury. The child was detained for protection.
According to court documents, the child had some fresh and healing bruises on his back, chest and legs, a healing rib fracture and a healing upper arm fracture.
A neighbor told Fox8 that she shed tears because she was unaware that her children were being abused.
“I have never seen a mother, but I have seen those children playing in the front yard. And, ironically, the last time I saw them, I said,” I remember thinking, “These kids look really happy,” said Torrence Durant.
Lieutenant Gregory Dawn of Winston Salem Police revealed that Smith was the legitimate mother of the child, but not their biological mother. She has been their guardian for two years. He went on to describe this situation as the worst case of abuse he had seen in 16 years.
On Tuesday, inspectors decided that Kendal’s method of death was murder, and Smith was detained.
Smith has not received a deposit for her murder and has not received a $ 200,000 deposit for her child abuse charges. Smith served in the army around 2011-2014.
If you have information about this case, please call the crime stopper at (336) 727-2800.
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