Anthony Myers

Anthony Myers is accused of contributing to the death of a 2-year-old Ta'naja Barnes. Myers was the live in boyfriend of the childs mother Twanka Davis. Davis is serving a 20 year sentence in Logan Correctional Center after pleading guilty to the murder. Ta'naja was found February 11, 2019, unresponsive, filthy, and with a body temperature too low to measure. She was found wrapped in a soiled blanket, smelling of urine. An autopsy showed physical neglect, malnourishment, dehydration, and cold exposure. She weighed 21 pounds. The coroner said she had been starving for weeks before her death, suffering from malnourishment, and severe painful constipation. Her kidneys were shutting down. But that was not her main cause of death. Prosecutors said the toddler froze to death. Her primary cause of death was cold exposure and hypothermia.