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Georgia Teenage Pageant Queen Accused of Killing Boyfriend’s 18-Month-Old Son

Georgia Teen Pageant Queen Accused of Killing 18-Month-Old Baby
Source: Sumter County Jail; GoFundMe

Trinity Poague (left) accused of killing her boyfriend's 18-month-old son.

Jan. 24 2024, Published 10:26 a.m. ET

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An 18-year-old pageant queen in Georgia has been arrested in connection with the death of an 18-month-old child, according to authorities.

On Jan. 14, the Georgia Southwestern State University Police Department contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for help with investigating a child’s death, according to the GBI.

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According to investigators, an unresponsive 18-month-old boy was admitted to the emergency room at Phoebe Sumter Hospital in Americus but later died.

Officials said the child’s birth certificate said the child’s name was Romeo Angles, but at the hospital, the father gave him the name Jaxton Drew, WALB reported.

While the GBI did not disclose what types of injuries the child had sustained and they are waiting for official autopsy reports to come back, Sumter County Coroner Mathis Wright told WALB he believes Drew’s cause of death was some form of blunt force trauma.

After investigators conducted multiple interviews and examinations, they announced on Jan. 20 that Trinity Poague, who was dating the victim’s father, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children.

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Poague was booked into the Sumter County Jail and was being held without bail.

According to WTVY-TV, Poague is the most recent winner of the Miss Donalsonville pageant and also competed in the National Peanut Festival Pageant last year.

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