Amari Raynard Barnhill
December 2012 - November 2015
Amari was two years old when he passed away. His parents were Nakesa Barnhill and Darien Head. One day, at around 8:30 in the morning, Amari was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive. At the hospital, Amari was pronounced dead. He had a laceration on his head, bruising on the left side of his face, and more severe bruising on the front and back of his legs and his bottom. The bruises looked as if they were in multiple stages of healing, therefore from different incidents of abuse.
At the time 911 was called to Amari's home, he was in the apartment with his father, Darien, and Darien's girlfriend. Two of Darien's girlfriend's young children were also there that day. Amari's father, Darien, was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect, as well as two other charges unrelated to Amari's abuse and death.
Darien pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison. He was credited for 419 days he already served and was also given ten years of probation.