Grand jury to investigate death of Lincoln County 2-year-old

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 9:30 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A multicounty grand jury will investigate the death of a 2-year-old Meeker girl.

Kelsey Smith-Briggs died last September and prosecutors say she was killed by a blow to the stomach. Officials say the girl also suffered a broken collarbone, fractured legs and numerous bruises in the months before her death.

Her stepfather Michael Porter is charged in Lincoln County with first-degree murder in the girl's death and her mother, Raye Dawn Porter, is under investigation.

District Attorney Richard Smothermon declined to comment on next week's grand jury hearing, but has said the investigation into Michael Porter and other suspects is ongoing.