Texarkana Texas Police have arrested the mother of the 10-month-old baby that was killed last week. Christy Wedgeworth, 24, and Lennon Davis, 42, that also lived at the residence have been charged in the Capital Murder investigation. Joshua Lowe, already in custody, will face additional charges.
We continue to investigate the capital murder case that resulted in the death of a 10 month old boy last week.
Joshua Lowe was previously arrested and charged with Capital Murder after his stepson died in a Little Rock hospital. He had suffered some very serious injuries while in his care that Sunday. Through the course of his investigation. Detective Cliff Harris learned that, in addition to the severe injuries that ultimately resulted in his death, the child had many other injuries that were in varying stages of healing, which indicated a long history of physical abuse. He also learned that the child’s mother, Christy Wedgeworth, 24, had known about Lowe’s abuse of both her children that had resulted in very pretty serious injuries and had done nothing to stop it or protect them. She’d also failed to seek medical treatment for any of these previous injuries – that included at least one broken bone.
With the evidence of all these prior incidents of abuse of both the little boy who died and his 4 year old sister that were perpetrated by Lowe, Detective Harris filed two additional charges against him – Injury to a Child with Intentional Bodily Injury and Injury to a Child with Intentional Serious Bodily Injury. Both are felonies. Lowe’s total bond, including the Capital Murder charge, is now set at $7.6 million.
Because Wedgeworth’s lack of action allowed the continued abuse of both her children to happen, Detective Harris obtained warrants for her arrest for Child with Intentional Bodily Injury (Omission) and Injury to a Child with Intentional Serious Bodily Injury (Omission). She was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the Bi-State Jail. Her bond has been set at $500,000 for each charge – for a total of $1 million.
A man who lived with Lowe and Wedgeworth at their Bowie Street home was also arrested yesterday. Lennon Davis, 42, was charged with Injury to a Child with Intentional Bodily Injury after Detective Harris discovered that Davis had recently hit the four year old girl, who has special needs, several times with an object and left bruises on much of her body. He was reportedly upset that she had broken his plant while he was not home. Like the other two, he is being held in the Bi-State Jail. His bond is set at $10,000.
This is such a sad and difficult case all the way around. Cases such as this one take a huge emotional toll on those tasked to investigate them. We just want to say “thank you” to Detective Harris and all the officers who have been working so hard to provide justice for these young victims. We, along with our community, truly appreciate your efforts.