Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant Contestant from Alabama Charged With Georgia Toddler’s Murder

Aiexpress – A 2023 Miss National Peanut Festival contestant from Alabama is being charged with murdering a toddler boy.

According to a press release issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation over the weekend, Trinity Poague, who is 18 years old, has been charged with felony murder, aggravated battery, and first-degree cruelty to a child.

According to the National Peanut Festival website, the reigning Miss Donalsonville from Georgia participated in the Alabama pageant in October 2023. Unfortunately, she did not receive a placement in the pageant.

On January 14th, the Georgia Southwestern State University Police Department requested the assistance of the GBI in investigating the tragic death of a child.

The investigation revealed that a helpless 18-month-old boy was brought to the emergency room at Phoebe Sumter Hospital in Americus, Georgia. The hospital staff made every effort to save the child’s life, but unfortunately, he passed away.

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Poague was arrested by GBI agents after conducting several interviews and thoroughly examining the evidence.

Mason County, Georgia Coroner Mathis Wright told WALB that the child’s birth record said his name was Romeo Angles, but at the hospital, the father gave him the name Jaxton Drew. He said that the child died from injuries caused by direct force.

Some news sites said the toddler was her boyfriend’s child, but the police haven’t confirmed that Poague was the victim’s boyfriend.

There is no bond on her release.

The Americus Police Department and the Georgia Southwestern State University Police Department both helped with the probe.

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