Lice infestation linked to girl’s death; parents charged

IVEY, GEORGIA (AP) — A 12-year-old Georgia girl may have died as an indirect result of a severe lice infestation that may have gone on for years, investigators said on Wednesday.

The new details on the August death of Kaitlyn Yozviak were discussed during a preliminary hearing on Monday after which Wilkinson County Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell agreed there was enough evidence for second-degree murder charges against parents Mary Katherine ‘Katie’ Horton and Joey Yozviak to go forward to a grand jury. The couple was also charged with second-degree child cruelty.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin