January 23, 2014 at 7:45 PM
Police: Kannapolis toddler dies from beating
Chris Miller,


Kannapolis police said Thursday a 15-month-old girl died after an assault in her mother's apartment earlier this week.

Few details were made public about the death of Malaya Huen, who died Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center.

Family members took the girl to a hospital in Kannapolis on Sunday, police said. WBTV reported Huen was beaten in her mother's apartment on Running Brook Drive.

Police Chief Woody Chavis called the incident "the worst assault case on a child" he has seen in his law enforcement career.

No arrests had been made as of Thursday. Police said they continued to interview witnesses.

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