Two people arrested in the death of a Lincoln County toddler are now formally charged and will appear in court again in June.
The toddler's mother, Judith C. Danker, 19, and her reported boyfriend, Khristian T. Martzall, 27, both face a charge of murder in the first-degree, child abuse.
Both remain jailed without bond in the Lincoln County jail.
They are accused in the death of Danker's son, who prosecutors say suffered “horrendous” injuries..
Pottawatomie/Lincoln County First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said the boy died at an Edmond hospital earlier this month.
The child lived with his mother and her boyfriend in Wellston, Panter said, and the mother was reportedly rushing the child to the closest Emergency Room in Edmond when an ambulance met them en route and transported the child, who died a short time later.
“The child had physical injuries all over his body,” Panter said.
Panter called the injuries “horrendous,” and said they included open sores all over the child’s body, including some that were gangrenous. The boy also had bruises covering his body, Panter said, and several broken bones.
Although the medical examiner’s full autopsy information is still pending, Panter said they have concurred the child had a “serious head injury.”
Both defendants appeared in a Lincoln County courtroom this week for initial appearances, with their cases set for a scheduling docket in June.