Police: Man charged in death of 2-year-old

Erin Smith-Spencer is facing charges after a 2-year-old was found unresponsive at a home on Nov. 22.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Metro Police say a man is charged with the murder of a two-year-old.

Third Division officers were called to the 3200 block of Springfield Drive in southwest Jefferson County on Nov. 22 and found the child unresponsive. That child was later identified as Ilena Harris.

Police say emergency responders attempted CPR on the Ilena but were unsuccessful.

The Jefferson County Coroner performed an autopsy Friday and later determined the child’s death is ruled a homicide.

Metro Police charged Erin Smith-Spencer, 21, with murder. He is the boyfriend of the child’s mother and was not the parent of the child.

Smith-Spencer is expected to be arraigned on Nov. 25 and is currently being held at Metro Corrections.

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