Police say siblings of 6-month-old killed in 2011 were also abused

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Posted on July 30, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 30 at 10:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Metro Police now say a mother charged with murder also abused her other children.

Whitney Phillips is charged with killing her 6-month-old daughter in 2011.

After two years, Phillips and her boyfriend James McElroy were charged with the murder last week.

Police say the infant and her two older siblings endured extensive abuse before Ariah Phillips was murdered.

Child protective services were called to the home before the death and police say Phillips and McElroy were dealing drugs.

 “You want to make sure it's done right. You want to make sure you have it so that he is not going to get out and hurt another kid, and with a case like this we had to go and get a lot of information. There was CPS stuff that we had to obtain,” Sergeant Donny Burbrink, with LMPD, said.

Phillips has not made any comment publicly since her arrest. She says God knows what happened inside that home.
 

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