3 Charged With Felony Child Neglect For Abuse Of Baby Girl

Sunday, January 23rd 2022, 10:22 pm


A mother and two men are facing felony charges after a three-month-old baby was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Oklahoma City police said medical staff alerted them of a three-month-old baby girl suffering from trauma consistent with physical abuse.

According to court filings, medical staff with OU Children's Hospital called the injuries nonaccidental.

“This wasn't an accidental fall, or a child accidentally rolling off of a bed or something like that. These were injuries that were the result of child abuse,” Msgt. Gary Knight said.

Court documents detail the medical report. It said the child had abusive head trauma, bruises on her face and body. The child was taken to the hospital by her mother Josey Fuller and her boyfriend Brandon Kappes. Police said the child is still alive but Fuller and Kappes both denied causing the injuries.

The two told officers the baby girl was in the care of Christopher Marshall who was also watching Fuller's other two children. After learning this, officers went to the home.

“They found deplorable living conditions the house was just a house of squalor,” Msgt. Knight said.

Court documents describe every room in the home as dirty and unkept. It said there was trash and clothes on the floor in several rooms and no sign of a baby bottle or formula.

“There was cat feces everywhere it was not a safe environment for children. There were other children in the home they were removed at that time,” Msgt. Knight said.

Officers have been looking into this case for several months. Felony charges for child neglect were recently filed for failing to provide adequate shelter to all three children.

“These investigations are very complicated and convoluted. They take a long time to sort themselves out,” Msgt. Knight said.