(02/27/2012)
Funeral services are set for today at 1 p.m. at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg for Darlene Marie Rogers, 2 months old, who died February 19 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown from brain injuries resulting from a fractured skull.

See obituary Darlene Marie Rogers

The child's parents, Ashley Kreh, 21, and Ordie Rogers Jr., 30, of Mt. Zion have been charged with her death and are currently in Central Regional Jail.

The criminal complaint says Kreh was upset because the father of the child, Rogers, did not recognize Valentines Day or buy her a gift.

Investigators are saying Kreh shook the baby, indicating more than once, hitting its head on a crib.

Calhoun Prosecutor Rocky Holmes told state media he intends to call a special grand jury in March regarding the case.

Holmes said there had been some issues at the couple's home previously, "but nothing that would lead us to believe something like this could happen."

Holmes and State Police held a news conference for state media in Charleston, which did not include Calhoun news sources.

Court records indicate Kreh in 2010 was charged with domestic battery, dismissed without prejudice recommended by prosecutor Holmes.

Kreh was also charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, dismissed following a plea.

A third charge says Kreh was charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 15 grams, plead no contest, and was fined $164.50 and placed on unsupervised probation for six months.

Information regarding intervention by children's service is not available.

Ordie Rogers, Jr. had moving citations related to his vehicle in September, 2011.

Preliminary hearings are set for next Thursday in Calhoun County Magistrate Court.

Kreh's bond has been set at $750,000 and Rogers' bond is $300,000.

See related story CALHOUN COUPLE CHARGED IN DEATH OF TWO-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER - Infant Suffered Skull Fracture


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