Local man charged with killing infant in Murphy

  • Morgan Kimble
    Morgan Kimble

A local father was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering his child. 

Morgan Kimble, 28, is accused of killing his two-month-old son, who was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite Hospital in Georgia on Sunday. Law enforcement officials say dispatch received a call about an injured child in the Cool Springs community around 9 a.m. on March 8. 

Officials say the child was later pronounced dead as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. 

Kimble was booked on the murder charge Wednesday afternoon and is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $1 million secure bond. 

Kimble has a court appearance scheduled for May 5.

Police have not released the name of the deceased child.