Toddler murdered, woman charged, warrant issued

Bequahna Taylor. Photo Source: Law enforcement
Bequahna Taylor. Photo Source: Law enforcement

HEMPHILL, TX (KLTV) - By Jena Johnson - email

HEMPHILL, TX (KTRE) - A Sabine County Grand Jury has issued an indictment for a Hemphill woman and charged her in the May death of a 22-month-old girl.

The Sabine County Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant for Bequahna Taylor, 34.

Deputy George Griffith, who is investigating the death, said he has not seen or spoken to Taylor since two days after the death.

Taylor is the then-girlfriend of the toddler's father of Detyreunna Price.

According to a previous report, Taylor rushed Price to a Sabine County hospital May 12. She died on May 15 at a Houston hospital. Price was suffering from bite marks, belt marks from a whipping, burn marks, apparently from an iron and severe head trauma.

Griffith called it one of the most horrific child abuse cases he had ever seen.

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