KEARNS -- A Kearns couple is charged with murder and child abuse in the death of the man's 4-year-old daughter.
Clinton Joseph Hart and Marina Belen Navarro are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in 3rd District Court. The 21-year-olds were charged Monday with aggravated murder and three counts of child abuse in the death of Vanessa Hart, who died June 13.
According to court documents, the girl was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center with severe injuries to her abdomen and brain.
The charging documents say Navarro told investigators that the girl had fallen down a flight of stairs. Doctors who treated the girl told prosecutors that the injuries were far too severe to have come from a fall.
Hart and Navarro were being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday. Attorneys had not yet been appointed for either.