Brianna Brown, 29, and her boyfriend, Joshua Harding, 30, were charged in the fourth district court in Provo.
Court documents say following the autopsy infant child showed signs of abuse including bruising in different stages of healing and determined to be non-accidental closed head injury.
Brown has maintained that she did not hurt her child. Brown also, said she didn’t see her boyfriend Harding or any other person inflict pain on the child.
The extent of the injuries of the deceased child’s head exhibits an extreme amount of force having been used.
Court documents state the defendant either inflicted the blows causing the death of Paxton or she saw and/or heard the abuse taking place and did not take action to stop the ongoing abuse which resulted in the child’s death.