Monroe County Woman Wanted in Florida for Child Abuse Arrested

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MONROE, MI – The Michigan State Police Fugitive Team arrested a Monroe woman, identified as 34-year-old Stephanie Holly, wanted by Florida authorities for criminal Neglect of a Child Causing Great Bodily Harm, Failure to Report Aggravated Abuse, and Culpable Negligence Expose Injury according to the charging document

These charges stem from an incident that occurred in Ormond Beach, Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2019. First responders were called to the home for a report of a child having difficulty breathing. Paramedics transported a five-month-old boy to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Calib J. Scott

Police investigators interviewed the father, Calib J. Scott, 23-years-old, who admitted to losing his temper when the baby boy, Daemon Scott, would not stop crying. 

Calib Scott stated that he purposely dropped the child on his head from a standing position and then picked him up from the floor by the head before propping the infant against a pillow on the bed. 

Scott left the room and went outside to smoke a cigarette, but the child began to cry again. He returned to the room and struck the child across the face before picking the child up over his head and slamming the infant onto a changing table causing the fatal injuries. 

Stephanie Holly was arrested in Monroe on Wednesday is the mother of the child, Daemon Scott, and was working during this incident. An autopsy revealed that the five-month-old infant had multiple injuries in different stages of healing including cigarette burns to the child’s ears. Authorities charged the father, Calib Scott, with First Degree Murder and determined that the mother who shared the home had knowledge of the abuses suffered by the infant throughout his five-month life. 

MSP fugitive team members were accompanied by two Florida detectives when Stephanie Holly was arrested without incident at her place of employment in Monroe. This is the second child born by this woman to die under suspicious circumstances. Extradition procedures are currently underway to return the woman to Florida.

First responders in Florida stated that the residence was in unlivable conditions due to filth, urine, and dog feces throughout the home. Five dogs were later removed from the home. Detectives from the Ormond Beach Police stated that this is the most heinous crime they have ever investigated.   

The prosecuting attorney in Ormond Beach, Florida is seeking the death penalty for the father Calib J. Scott.

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