On 3/14/2019, the 2 year old victim relating to this incident succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the assault perpetrated by her mother, Philicia A. Palmer. Palmer was previously charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, and Endangering the Welfare of Children. The charges associated with the previously reported assault will now be amended to include Criminal Homicide. This investigation continues to be active and ongoing.
On 3/10/19 at 10:35pm the Chambersburg Police responded to the Chambersburg Hospital ER for a 2 year old child who had been brought into the hospital with multiple serious injuries. The Chambersburg Police Criminal Investigation Division conducted an interview of the child's mother, Philicia Palmer. As an outcome of the investigation Palmer was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.