Memphis couple indicted for baby's death - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis couple indicted for baby's death

Gary and Sabrina Hickerson Gary and Sabrina Hickerson

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis couple has been indicted for murdering their one-year-old son last summer, according to Shelby County prosecutors.

Gary and Sabrina Hickerson are both charged with first degree murder and aggravated child neglect. Sabrina Hickerson, 22, is also being charged with aggravated child abuse.

The couple's child, Adrian Hickerson, died of blunt force trauma to the head the day after he was admitted in to LeBonheur Children's Hospital in extremely critical condition.

Sabrina Hickerson, 22, told investigators she flew into a rage when the little boy became defiant.

A police report confirmed the child collapsed while home alone with his mother. Sabrina Hickerson told officers her child was made to perform "exercise discipline" which she described to them as "smoking." She told police she has "uncontrollable rage over the child's behavior and may have harmed him."

Gary Hickerson, 24, was charged because he knew his son was being abused by his wife, but he did nothing to prevent it, prosecutors said shortly after the couple was charged.

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