Tests pending on cause of death of 5-year-old Muncie girl


An eastern Indiana coroner is awaiting test results to determine exactly what killed a 5-year-old Haitian girl six weeks ago in Muncie.

Delaware County authorities have alleged say Marie Pierre was repeatedly beaten and at times attacked with tools at the Muncie home before she died June 22. But Coroner Scott Hahn tells The Star Press he won't know the exact cause until tests are completed.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the girl was found to have "multiple untreated injuries," including cuts and lacerations in multiple stages of healing.

Fifty-three-year-old Marcus Tabb and his 30-year-old wife, Charlene Tabb, have pleaded not guilty to a charge of neglect of a dependent. Marcus Tabb was being held Saturday on $300,000 bond while Charlene Tabb was being held on $500,000 bond.

Information from: The Star Press 

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