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Edwards indicted for murder in 2016 death of infant

Edwards indicted for murder in death of infant

By Logan Watson


The Gibson County Grand Jury returned 31 indictments on Monday, May 1, including a long-awaited indictment in the death of five-month-old Maxyn Killingsworth.

Braxton Prather Edwards, 27, of Kenton, was indicted on charges of Murder in Perpetration of a Felony – Aggravated Child Abuse, Aggravated Child Abuse (8 Years or Under), Murder in Perpetration of a Felony – Aggravated Child Neglect, and Aggravated Child Neglect, stemming from an incident that took place almost seven years ago.

According to Edwards’ arrest warrant, on July 27, 2016, Destiny Quick, neé McCurdy, who was dating Edwards at the time, left Maxyn with Edwards while she went to work. At approximately 6:45 p.m., Edwards called 911 stating that the child was unresponsive.

Edwards told investigators that he was walking into the living room with Maxyn when he was tripped by a dog, causing him to fall. Maxyn’s head hit the floor and Edwards landed on top of him.

Edwards then reportedly picked Maxyn up and placed him on the couch to change his diaper when the baby had a seizure.

He told investigators that after the Maxyn stopped seizing, he was unresponsive, but still breathing. He then shook the baby “three to four times,” but he did not respond.

Maxyn was taken to Union City Baptist Hospital, then transported to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, where he ultimately died from a “subdural hemorrhage with mass effect and traumatic compression fractures of the T11 and T12 vertebrae.”

According to court documents, doctors stated that Maxyn’s head trauma was considered non-accidental. The baby suffered from bleeding on the brain and brain swelling for more than two days before succumbing to his injuries.

Edwards is scheduled to appear in court on June 27, 2023.


  1. Ashley Hurst on May 9, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    This Crime outrageous me first of all due to the fact that I knew the mother and the child and the father of the child , but not the suspect.And I also live in a town that they lived in that when the crime happened and it truly said and everybody in the town or that knew the people that the baby belong to. And The family of the little boy and all the people that are connected to this case has been drug this far in this long ever since 2016 he’s not been in jail he’s been sitting comfortably not hurting ,not suffering!!! But we’re almost shocked me to my core every time I see the story or hear about it because me and my husband are really close with the child’s father we seen the motherAnd the suspect with the baby just a couple days before the incident happened so it’s sickens me to know that that person is the one that took the babies life there’s a special place in hell for people like you and for what reason I don’t know he’s getting treated so differently than anybody else would have but I think it’s time for this to Stop he deserves to rot in jail worse in my opinion but rot in jail it’s time for him to pay his dues no more bail outs no more continuances no more excuses he needs to go rot. and if anybody has anything negative to say to me on this call me when you’re in a human you’re not a mama you are inhumane for taking up for a child murder and God knows what else he did to the kid who knows maybe burn in hell!!!!
    ###Justice For Baby Maxyn Killingsworth!!!

  2. Veronica Booker on May 10, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    It makes me sick . How could it take so long to put him away ? I hope this murderer pays with life in prison., Without any chance of ever, ever getting out ! It’s so tragic the things he did to that baby . The hospital said it was no accident! That’s a lot of proof rite there . I want JUSTICE for fthat little baby . It’s time people like him be held accountable for there actions! JUSTICE FOR MAXYN KILLINGSWORTH ! GOD BLESS YOU IN HEAVEN . YOUR COUSIN VERONICA..

  3. Veronica Booker on May 10, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    I hope he gets the death penalty! He deserves it JUSTICE FOR MAXYN KILLINGSWORTH!!

  4. Shorty on May 11, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Very sad I know this baby’s mother and father. This murder was get what’s coming to them when he makes it to heaven or hell. God is great and he takes care of everyone of us sinners or saints. It not me place to judge anyone is I will not judge this murder. Nor will I judge the family or this little baby. People who are judging others need to read there bible. God say do not judge. If the truth be told talking about the family on drugs. The way I see it is your not perfect ya self and everyone sins different. So until you are prefect maybe you shouldn’t judge anybody. Leave it up to god. That’s he’s job not yours. And no they was not on drugs people everything don’t happen because of drugs. Yes something’s but not all. I’m praying for the parents of this child. I can’t imagine what you have went through and I pray you get justice for the death of your baby!!!

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