On Wednesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers from the Monticello Police Department and Arkansas State Police arrested Kannika Jenkins, 26, of Monticello for murder in the first degree. This investigation started on Aug. 30 with the suspect's 19-month-old child being brought to Drew Memorial Health System.
The child died shortly after arrival. The body was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy to find out the manner of death.
After several interviews and the findings of the crime lab declaring the death a homicide, an arrest warrant was obtained for murder in the first degree through Judge Bruce Anderson. Jenkins is being held at the Drew County Detention Facility with no bond at this time.


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