Tulsa Couple Charged In 2007 Death Of Infant Daughter

Monday, March 7th 2011, 5:11 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa couple was charged Monday in the 2007 death of their two-month-old daughter.

Court records show 26-year-old Gregory O'Neal and 24-year-old Tamara Matthews are each charged with one count of child abuse murder or an alternative charge of permitting child abuse murder in the death of Tianna Marie O'Neal.

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Investigators say the couple claimed the baby was having heart problems when they took her to the emergency room on May 17, 2007.

According to court records, the baby suffered a "skull fracture, subdural hemorrhages, extensive crushing injuries to the arm," and "bruising on the buttocks, shoulder and back."

The infant died a day later, on May 18, 2007.