Cause Of Death In Little Girl's Murder

A four-year-old North Carolina girl police say was killed by her two adult caretakers died from blunt force trauma.

Capt. Janice Rogers told The News & Record of Greensboro on Friday that Kalli Martin showed other signs of physical abuse but would not elaborate.

On Wednesday, 38-year-old Tonya Dobson Williams and her fiance, 37-year-old Anthony Ravon Duncan, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. They are being held without bail.

Police say Kalli wasn't breathing on March 18 when she was taken to a hospital where she died.

Six children were in the home at the time. Williams' mother said her daughter was a good mother to the children and that she took in Kalli and two siblings when their mother went to prison.


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  • by dashia Location: greensboro on Jun 19, 2009 at 06:44 PM
    these two will get what is coming to them.God up above will see to it. It may take a while, but God will prevail! may God have mercy on their souls.
  • by nancy Location: nebraska on Mar 30, 2009 at 02:48 PM
    why or say how did this woman get custody of this child,where was this little girl family ,, this must of been going on for a while huh//,,lord bless this sweet child that died in hands of someone she knowed more closier than her own moma.... i pray these people never see green grass again as they live in prison,and people in prison dont kindley take up for ababy killer. some body stand up for this little girl now .talk if you know something so these peolpe dont have a chance to get away with killing this child.and belive me the other kids can tell more of what was going on ...listen,,,,a child dont lie....do something now ... i would loved to have my few mintues alone with these killers...no child should die like this ....i hope somebody in her family goes to every court they have ,let them know this child was special.. lord please watch over those kids who may saw this ...
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Mar 30, 2009 at 03:49 AM
    Such a tragic story, those two should be hung to death for everyone to see! regarding "where the dad was" It is HARD to even speculate about things like that! Sure it is easy to say "with the rest of the sorry dad's" when in truth there could be a man out there that had NO IDEA that he had a child because the "mother" may have concealed it and then gave the child up for whatever reason. There is also the possibilty that the "dad" was killed in some kind of accident and was not able to take the child BECAUSE HE WAS DEAD.. Do you see how easy it is to start speculating on things? We could reel off HUNDREDS of different scenario's as to why the dad did not take the child in and NONE OF IT WOULD MATTER! RIP Little one!
  • by shakeema Location: kinston on Mar 29, 2009 at 03:50 PM
    the same place where the rest of the sorry dads are......
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM
    She might have been a good mother to her children but in NO way shape or form was she a good Woman! What a sick person her and her fiance are. I hope they rot in prison.
  • by Phil Location: Williamston on Mar 29, 2009 at 06:08 AM
    They both need the same death, put them in the cell with me for 20 minutes. Injection is way too tame, bring back the electric chair and televise it on TV. I would watch it and cheer for justice!!!
  • by OK Location: NC on Mar 29, 2009 at 12:59 AM
    Will the mother be allowed to attend the funeral? Where is Kalli's father and why didn't he take in his daughter?
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Mar 28, 2009 at 08:53 PM
    God bless this precious child. She is where they can no longer hurt her. Hopefully the other children have been removed from the home and are with people who will love them and take care of them.
  • by Anonymous Location: eastern nc on Mar 28, 2009 at 08:04 PM
    God Bless this poor child and her siblings.
  • by reader Location: nc. on Mar 28, 2009 at 07:59 PM
    i am so DAM mad at the two you know who that killed that little 4 year old child, the two need the death penity.
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