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Kelley Lynn GANN





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Babysitter
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: October 24, 2012
Date of arrest: Same day
Date of birth: 1981
Victim profile: 3-month-old girl
Method of murder: Blunt force trauma to her head
Location: Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Status: Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to life in prison without parole on July 4, 2014

Rosenberg woman sentenced to life in prison in death of 3-month-old

By Nakia Cooper -

July 04, 2014

FORT BEND COUNTY - A 32-year-old Rosenberg woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for the capital murder of a 3-month-old girl.

Kelley Lynn Gann pled guilty on Tuesday and was sentenced to life without parole for causing the death of a child in her care in 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosenberg Police Department under the supervision of Assistant Chief Tracie Dunn, who was a lieutenant at the time.

The evidence revealed that Gann was babysitting an infant on October 24, 2012. Shortly before the baby was to be picked up by her mother, Gann called 911 and reported the child was not breathing. Doctors who examined the baby at Oak Bend Medical Center immediately recognized that the infant had sustained multiple skull fractures.

Former Galveston County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Pustilnik performed an autopsy on the baby, who was three days shy of turning four months old. The autopsy report indicated that the baby died from blunt force trauma to her head and the medical findings indicated multiple impacts to the baby’s head had occurred.

“Many people worked together to get justice for this innocent baby”, said District Attorney John Healey. “The Rosenberg Police Department did an excellent job on this heart-wrenching case.”

Suzy Morton, Chief of the District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Division, also praised the individuals involved in the investigation. “Lead detective John Rivera and all of the detectives who worked the case are to be commended, as is Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Lieutenant James Fontenot, who was instrumental in the successful outcome of the case. Prosecutors Lisa Gregg and Michael Hartman worked with the detectives throughout the investigation to secure an arrest warrant for the perpetrator of this brutal crime as soon as possible,” said Morton.

“The evidence in the case was overwhelming and very disturbing. We are thankful that the family of this precious child did not have to go through a jury trial,” said Lisa Gregg.

Following Gann’s sentencing, the baby’s mother said.

“Now there is justice for our baby; there is a tiny bit of closure for our family. A murderer has been sentenced to spend the rest of her rotten life in prison, where she will never have the chance to harm another sweet child. We thank all of the individuals that helped bring her killer to justice. We thank them for their genuine empathy and concern for our family during this tragedy.”

Prosecutors in the case say this is one of the most horrific cases either of them has ever encountered.


Sitter arrested in baby's death at Rosenberg motel

By Carol Christian

October 25, 2012

A Rosenberg woman has been arrested in the death of a 4-month-old baby she was caring for at a motel.

Kelley Gann, 32, is charged with injury to a child, causing serious bodily injury that resulted in the baby girl's death, Assistant Chief Dallis Warren of the Rosenberg Police Department said Thursday in a news release.

Gann was arrested Thursday at the Rosenberg Police Department, where she remained at mid-afternoon until she could be transferred to the Fort Bend County Jail, Warren said.

Bail was set at $500,000, he said.

On Wednesday, Rosenberg police began investigating the case after the baby was pronounced dead about 5:15 p.m. at Oak Bend Hospital in Richmond, according to an earlier news release.

A woman at the Woodland Inn & Suites, 4814 Avenue H, had called police about 4:30 p.m. to say the baby was unconscious and unresponsive.

Investigators noted what appeared to be injuries on the child's body but police said a medical examiners would have to determine the cause of death.


Kelley Lynn Gann


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