Suspected Child Abusers To Be In Court

Leroy Jermaine Sturdivant and Dreva Anne Kirkwood will be in court at 8 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2007, for a probable cause hearing. Sturdivant is charged with first-degree assault and Kirkwood is charged with second-degree criminal abuse. Both were arrested at the Medical Center Emergency room Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.

Bowling Green Police said Kirkwood and her boyfriend took her 3-year-old son to the hospital. The child was not breathing and had no pulse, but ER staff was able to resuscitate him.

Police said the child had a severe head injury, cracked ribs, and was covered in bruises.

The boy remains at Vanderbilt in critical condition.