May 9, 2024

Former West Point Police Officer And Wife Arrested For Death Of Their Baby

Morgan Howard

Source: Clay County SO
Source: Clay County SO

WTVA reported that a former West Point police officer and his wife have been arrested in the death of their 4-month old child.

They were arrested Tuesday.

24-year-old Donovan Jeffers and 25-year-old Quiyona Pederson were booked into the Clay County jail on murder charges.

According to West Point Police Chief Avery Cook, the child was taken to the hospital for brain and spinal injuries in November of 2022.

WTVA reports that the child died and the cause of death was determined to be shaken baby syndrome and homicide.

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