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A. DeWade Langley 

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


 8/13/07                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Investigates Coweta Child Abuse Death

The Coweta Police Department requested OSBI assistance with a child abuse case Sunday which resulted in a homicide investigation at 30382 E. 150th Street, apartment #1.   Sunday afternoon, a 2-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.  Doctors there pronounced Kelynn Eric Byrd (dob 12/27/04) dead.

Investigators interviewed and later arrested the child’s step father, Michael Hernandez (dob 7/14/84).  He was booked into the Wagoner County jail on a first degree murder complaint.   The child’s mother was not at the home when the abuse took place, but returned to find her son in distress and called for help.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine manner and cause of death.