UPDATE: St. Albans Couple Charged in Death of Infant

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UPDATE: A St. Albans couple is facing charges in connection with the death of an eight-month-old. 

According to the criminal complaint, Chelbie Hudson, and her live-in boyfriend, William Bowen IV are facing child neglect charges in connection with the death of Hudson’s eight-month-old daughter, Lillyanna Aubri Hudson. 

On June 23, 2018, Kanawha County Sheriffs’ Office responded to a 911 call from Buckeye Lane in the Whispering Oaks area of St. Albans.

First responders located baby Lilly unresponsive and barely breathing. The infant was transported to CAMC Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she died two days later.

Medical officials found bruising on the infant’s brain. Both Hudson and Bowen admit to being the only two people with access to Lilly during the time leading up to the 911 call. 

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 


Kanawha County Sheriffs’ Department have opened an investigation after an eight-month-old child was sent to the hospital Saturday. 

According to Sgt. Brian Humphreys, they responded to Buckeye Lane in the Whispering Oaks area of St. Albans Saturday after a call for a medical emergency was made.

“No children have died related to this matter, though that hs been rumored on social media,” said Humphreys.

This investigation is ongoing

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