Parents indicted in infant’s death

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 05:25 PM

The parents of a 2-week-old baby who was the victim of a homicide last fall have been indicted for first-degree murder in the child’s death.
A grand jury on Monday issued true bills of indictment against Stefany Renee Ash and Brian Jack Frazier, who have been in custody since the Nov. 27 death of Khan Frazier.
High Point police found the child’s body in a bassinet in the bedroom of the Kimery Drive home where the couple lived with their two children and Ash’s father. Authorities allege that Khan died from a beating at the hands of his father.
Frazier, 20, who was the boyfriend of Ash, was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder. Ash, also 20, was charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.
The indictments upgrade the charges against her and move both defendants’ cases from District to Superior Court. Frazier remains jailed without bond, while Ash is being held under a $1 million bond. Trial dates have not been set.
Prosecutors have said Frazier confessed his role in Khan’s death to detectives, detailing in a statement how he “snapped” and punched the baby in the face after the child cried while he was playing video games.
Authorities said Ash initially told detectives she found the baby unresponsive and was unaware of what happened to Khan. They said they later learned that the couple planned hoThe parents of a 2-week-old baby who was the victim of a homicide last fall have been indicted for first-degree murder in the child’s death.
A grand jury on Monday issued true bills of indictment against Stefany Renee Ash and Brian Jack Frazier, who have been in custody since the Nov. 27 death of Khan Frazier.
High Point police found the child’s body in a bassinet in the bedroom of the Kimery Drive home where the couple lived with their two children and Ash’s father. Authorities allege that Khan died from a beating at the hands of his father.
Frazier, 20, who was the boyfriend of Ash, was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder. Ash, also 20, was charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.
The indictments upgrade the charges against her and move both defendants’ cases from District to Superior Court. Frazier remains jailed without bond, while Ash is being held under a $1 million bond. Trial dates have not been set.
Prosecutors have said Frazier confessed his role in Khan’s death to detectives, detailing in a statement how he “snapped” and punched the baby in the face after the child cried while he was playing video games.
Authorities said Ash initially told detectives she found the baby unresponsive and was unaware of what happened to Khan. They said they later learned that the couple planned how to cover up the homicide for hours, possibly by hiding the body and claiming that the boy had been kidnapped.
Ash’s relatives said the family was under the supervision of child protective services workers and that the couple lived in a state of squalor in the small house at which they resided in the Five Points neighborhood.
Shortly after Khan’s death, Ash’s mother and stepfather questioned whether social workers should have ordered the removal of Khan Frazier and his 15-month-old brother, Kane Frazier, prior to the homicide. Kane has since been placed in the care of Brenner Children’s Hospital.
The parents of a 2-week-old baby who was the victim of a homicide last fall have been indicted for first-degree murder in the child’s death.
A grand jury on Monday issued true bills of indictment against Stefany Renee Ash and Brian Jack Frazier, who have been in custody since the Nov. 27 death of Khan Frazier.
High Point police found the child’s body in a bassinet in the bedroom of the Kimery Drive home where the couple lived with their two children and Ash’s father. Authorities allege that Khan died from a beating at the hands of his father.
Frazier, 20, who was the boyfriend of Ash, was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder. Ash, also 20, was charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.
The indictments upgrade the charges against her and move both defendants’ cases from District to Superior Court. Frazier remains jailed without bond, while Ash is being held under a $1 million bond. Trial dates have not been set.
Prosecutors have said Frazier confessed his role in Khan’s death to detectives, detailing in a statement how he “snapped” and punched the baby in the face after the child cried while he was playing video games.
Authorities said Ash initially told detectives she found the baby unresponsive and was unaware of what happened to Khan. They said they later learned that the couple planned how to cover up the homicide for hours, possibly by hiding the body and claiming that the boy had been kidnapped.
Ash’s relatives said the family was under the supervision of child protective services workers and that the couple lived in a state of squalor in the small house at which they resided in the Five Points neighborhood.
Shortly after Khan’s death, Ash’s mother and stepfather questioned whether social workers should have ordered the removal of Khan Frazier and his 15-month-old brother, Kane Frazier, prior to the homicide. Kane has since been placed in the care of Brenner Children’s Hospital.
w to cover up the homicide for hours, possibly by hiding the body and claiming that the boy had been kidnapped.
Ash’s relatives said the family was under the supervision of child protective services workers and that the couple lived in a state of squalor in the small house at which they resided in the Five Points neighborhood.
Shortly after Khan’s death, Ash’s mother and stepfather questioned whether social workers should have ordered the removal of Khan Frazier and his 15-month-old brother, Kane Frazier, prior to the homicide. Kane has since been placed in the care of Brenner Children’s Hospital.