DECATUR -- On Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. officers of the Decatur Police Department were dispatched to Decatur Memorial Hospital in response to a report of an injured 4-year-old girl. The child was being treated for life-threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation detectives ascertained that the injuries to the child were not the result of an accident. The 4-year-old died as a result of these injuries.

The 29-year-old father of the child and the 26-year-old mother of the child were taken into custody. The father faces a preliminary charge of murder. The mother was charged with felony endangering the life or health of a child.

This investigation will continue, and more information will be release as it becomes available.

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