BORON – A 27-year-old woman and her former live-in boyfriend have been charged with murdering the woman’s 1-year-old son more than four years ago.
Stephanie Nicole Bramlett and 29-year-old Adam Parrish are each charged with murder, child abuse causing great bodily injury, torture, and willful cruelty to a child, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
The charges stem from the death of Bramlett’s baby, Tristan, who died in 2010 after long term physical abuse, according to a press release from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
“On July 5, 2010, at about 2 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a child not breathing at 26601 Prospect Space #8 in Boron. When they arrived, paramedics were on scene treating 1-year-old Tristan Bramlett. Tristan was later airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center and treated for head injuries. It was also determined that Tristan showed signs of injuries consistent with long term physical abuse. Tristan died at Loma Linda Medical Center on July 7, 2010,” the press release states.
Bramlett had moved in with Parrish in a Boron trailer park about three weeks prior to Tristan’s death. Both were initially arrested on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. Two other juveniles living with the couple, both of whom displayed signs of physical abuse, were taken into protective custody. However, Bramlett and Parrish were later released from police custody.
“Throughout the last four years, Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives have continued to actively investigate the death of Tristan. On October 1, 2014, detectives were able to obtain arrest warrants for both Adam Parrish and Stephanie Bramlett charging them with the murder of Tristan,” the Kern County press release states.
Parrish was arrested Thursday, Nov. 6 in Lancaster, and Bramlett was arrested Oct. 27 in Anaheim.
Both were booked into the Kern County Jail with bail for each set at more than $2 million.