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Parents Charged With Assaulting 10-Week-Old Twins

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The husband and wife accused of assaulting their 10-week-old boy on Christmas Day, who later died, appeared in court.

Kayla Edwards, 23, is charged with deliberate homicide and assault on a minor. Brandon Edwards, 28, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of assault on a minor.

Billings Police responded around 8 PM on Christmas to a call of an infant not breathing.

Court documents indicate Brandon Edwards told detectives he saw Kayla Edwards hit the infant and choke him with her hands. Edwards told detectives he heard the infant cry, and then his wife say “shut up.” Court documents show Edwards then saw Kayla Edwards hit and strangle the infant, and the infant stopped breathing.

According to documents, Brandon Edwards admitted to hitting or grabbing and squeezing both babies' throats in the past.

Detectives also saw multiple areas of bruising on the infant's twin's head, nose, and eyes. Documents say she was rushed to the hospital and released later that day.

The infant was flown to Denver for treatment, and died on December 27.

The judge set Kayla Edwards' bond at $350,000. Brandon Edwards' bond was set at $200,000.

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