Parents charged with MURDER after girl, 12, ‘savaged by head lice infestation’ bailed

Two parents charged with murdering their 12-year-old daughter who was allegedly savaged by a head lice infestation so severe it caused a heart attack have been released on bail.

The parents of Kaitlyn Yozviak, aged 12, from Macon in Georgia, USA, have both been charged with murder and were yesterday granted bailed.

Mary Katherine “Katie” Horton and John Joseph Joey Yozviak were each granted the $100,000 (£73,000) bail.

Yozviak and Horton are both charged with child cruelty and second-degree murder.

Investigators claimed in September that the child may have died as an indirect result of a severe lice infestation that could have lasted for years.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Ryan Hilton claimed that medical records show Kaitlyn died from cardiac arrest with a secondary cause being severe anaemia.