An Ohio mother and her boyfriend have been accused of abusing her 4-year-old daughter to the point that she died, PEOPLE confirms.

Sierra Day, 23, and Deonte Lewis, 26, are charged with the aggravated murder of Aniya Day-Garrett, Euclid Law Director Kelley Sweeney tells PEOPLE.

Aniya suffered a fatal stroke on Sunday while under the care of physicians at Euclid Hospital. Her death has been deemed a homicide by medical examiners.

Day and Lewis, who are being held on $1 million bond each, appeared in court on Tuesday but did not enter pleas.

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FOX 8 covered Tuesday’s proceedings in Euclid Municipal Court, and captured Aniya’s grieving father, Mickhal Garrett, who cried out in anger as the suspects were led away in handcuffs.

“You killed my … daughter!,” Garrett screamed out. “You hurt my baby!”

On Sunday morning, authorities were summoned to an apartment complex in Euclid, and found Aniya unresponsive, according to the charging documents obtained by PEOPLE.

Day and Lewis were detained Monday but charges were not filed until Tuesday.

The charging documents allege …read more



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