Guthrie couple facing murder charges after child’s death

Published: 01/10/2019, 7:13 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM

(GUTHRIE, Okla.) UPDATE: On the evening of January 10, 13-month-old Damien Kai King died at OU Medical Center. Michelle King and Justin Lastra remain in custody, now for First Degree Murder. 

The Guthrie Police Department requested OSBI investigative assistance for possible child abuse on Tuesday morning. Shortly before 10 AM, Justin Lastra, 30, called 911 to report a 13-month-old child fell. The child was treated at Mercy Hospital Logan County, and transferred to OU Medical Center with Non-accidental abusive head trauma. 

The child’s mother, Michelle King, 28, and Lastra were arrested at the Guthrie Police Department for child abuse. The OSBI continues to investigate the matter.


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