Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged Basheba Freeman, 20, and Taquan Beecham, 23, on Monday in the death of their infant daughter, Tayara Beecham, who was not yet a year old.
On Sunday, April 24, at 11:46 p.m., officers responded to the 9300 block of Winter Elm Lane in reference to an infant found unresponsive. Medic transported the girl, born in June 26, to Carolinas Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Detectives said it was determined the infant was physically assaulted, leading to her death. Freeman and Beecham were transported to police headquarters where they were later charged with homicide due to child abuse, officials said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Dollar is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.