UPDATE: No Jail Time for Lakyn Jobe

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By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 11/30/12 @ 10:30 a.m.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- An Ashland mother will no time in jail for her role in the death of her 16-month-old daughter.

Lakyn Jobe was back in Boyd County Circuit Court Friday for her sentencing hearing.

In August, Jobe pleaded guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment.

According to the Kentucky State Police's investigation, Lakyn Jobe, 19 of Ashland, left her 16-month-old daughter, Cally, at her house with an "acquaintance" -- Brian Brewster, 45, formerly of Ashland -- back on May 3.

When Lakyn returned, she found Cally unresponsive. Lakyn took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injures.

During Friday’s hearing, Jobe was sentenced to five years probation.

In August, a jury found Brewster was found not guilty of manslaughter in connection with Cally's death.

Felony criminal abuse charges were initially filed against Jobe in Aug. of 2011.



UPDATE 8/17/12 @ 10 a.m.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- An Ashland mother entered a guilty plea in connection with the death of her 16-month-old daughter.

Lakyn Jobe was back in Boyd County Circuit Court on Thursday.

According to the Boyd County Clerk's Office, Jobe pleaded guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment and was released on parole until her sentencing.

Felony criminal abuse charges were initially filed against Jobe in Aug. of 2011.

According to the Kentucky State Police's investigation, Lakyn Jobe, 19 of Ashland, left her 16-month-old daughter, Cally, at her house with an "acquaintance" -- Brian Brewster, 45, formerly of Ashland -- back on May 3.

When Lakyn returned, Cally was unresponsive. Lakyn took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injures. Troopers suspected assault and began their investigation.

Back in August, Brian Brewster was found not guilty of manslaughter in connection with Cally's death.

Jobe will be back in court for sentencing on November 9 at 9:30 a.m.

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UPDATE 8/1/12 @ 1:20 p.m.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A jury has found Brian “Trinity” Brewster not guilty of manslaughter in the death of a 16-month-old girl.

Brewster, 45, was on trial in Boyd County Circuit Court for the death of Cally Jobe back in May 2011.

The jury deliberated about 90 minutes before reaching the verdict.

KSP investigators say 19-year-old Lakyn Jobe left her daughter Cally at her house with Brewster who she called an "acquaintance."

When Lakyn returned, she found Cally unresponsive. Lakyn then took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was later flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injuries. The coroner's report indicated Cally died from abusive closed head trauma.

In August 2011, Lakyn Jobe was also arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal abuse. Her case has yet to go to trial.

Lakyn Jobe testified as prosecution witness on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 8/1/12 @ 11:45 a.m.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) – A jury is now deciding the fate of a man charged with manslaughter in the death of a 16-month-old girl.

Brian “Trinity” Brewster, 45, is charged in the death of Cally Jobe back in May 2011.

Brewster’s trial is taking place in Boyd County Circuit Court.

The jury got the case late Wednesday morning following closing arguments. The trial began Monday.

KSP investigators say 19-year-old Lakyn Jobe left her daughter Cally at her house with Brewster who she called an "acquaintance."

When Lakyn returned, she found Cally unresponsive. Lakyn then took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was later flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injuries. The coroner's report indicated Cally died from abusive closed head trauma.

Brewster fled the state immediately after the child's death.

He was arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., in September 2011.

In August 2011, Lakyn Jobe was also arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal abuse. Her case has yet to go to trial.

Lakyn Jobe testified as prosecution witness on Tuesday.

Brewster did not testify.

We have a crew in the courtroom.

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UPDATE 7/30/12 @ 3 p.m.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Testimony is underway in the trial of a man charged with manslaughter in the death of a 16-month-old girl.

Brian “Trinity” Brewster, 45, is charged in the death of Cally Jobe back in May 2011.

Brewster’s trial is taking place in Boyd County Circuit Court.
A Jury was seated late Monday morning.

The prosecution's first witness took stand Monday afternoon following opening arguments. The trial is expected to last through Friday.

KSP investigators say 19-year-old Lakyn Jobe left her daughter Cally at her house with Brewster who she called an "acquaintance."

When Lakyn returned, she found Cally unresponsive. Lakyn then took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was later flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injuries. The coroner's report indicated Cally died from abusive closed head trauma.

Brewster fled the state immediately after the child's death.

He was arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., in September 2011.

In August 2011, Lakyn Jobe was also arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal abuse. Her case has yet to go to trial.

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UPDATE 1/5/12 @ 11:30 a.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in connection with the death of a 16-month-old girl has been extradited back to Kentucky.

Brian “Trinity” Brewster, 45, was arrested by the US Marshals Office-NY about 8 a.m. on September 27. He was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant without incident.

Brewster was transported back to Boyd County on December 29, 2011.

He faces charges of manslaughter and being a persistent felony offender in connection with the death of 16-month-old Cally Jobe.

KSP investigators say 19-year-old Lakyn Jobe left her daughter Cally at her house with an "acquaintance," Brian Brewster, on May 3, 2011.

When Lakyn returned, Cally was unresponsive. Lakyn took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injuries. Troopers suspected assault and began their investigation.

The coroner's report indicated Cally died from abusive closed head trauma.

Brewster fled the state immediately after the child's death.

Brewster is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday at 9 a.m. He is being held in the Boyd County Detention Center.

In August, Lakyn Jobe was arrested on a felony charge of 1st degree criminal abuse. She remains in rial on $10,000 bond.
Her trial is set for January 18.

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UPDATE 9/27/11 @ 10 a.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A fugitive from justice, who State Police say was involved in the death of a 16-month-old girl, is now behind bars.

Kentucky State Police and the family of Cally Jobe tell WSAZ.com that 45-year-old Brian “Trinity” Brewster was caught Tuesday morning in Brooklyn, NY.

KSP says Brewster was arrested by the US Marshals Office-NY about 8 a.m. on a fugitive from justice warrant. He was arrested without incident.

KSP investigators say 19-year-old Lakyn Jobe left her daughter Cally at her house with an "acquaintance," Brian Brewster, on May 3.

When Lakyn returned, Cally was unresponsive. Lakyn took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injuries. Troopers suspected assault and began their investigation.

The coroner's report indicated Cally died from abusive closed head trauma.

Brewster fled the state immediately after the child's death and has been charged with manslaughter and being a persistent felony offender.

Criminal records show Brewster has served prison time in South Carolina for trafficking marijuana and manufacturing meth. Investigators say drug involvement locally has not been ruled out yet.

In early August, Lakyn Jobe was arrested on felony charges of 1st degree criminal abuse. She is in the Boyd County Jail on $10,000 bond.



UPDATE 8/5/11 @ 6 p.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A grieving grandmother is speaking out after the death of her 16-month-old granddaughter.

The man police say killed the baby is a hunted fugitive; the child's mother is behind bars.

WSAZ.com was in court Friday with a family in crisis mode.

When you combine children having children with suspected drug abuse, bad things can happen. Police have charged 19-year-old Lakyn Jobe with child abuse.

Her baby died in May from what police say was abusive trauma. But the grandmother had raised that baby until recently, when she says everything went very wrong.

“I took care of that baby 14 and a half months," grandmother Nici Clement said. "She had it a month an a half, and the baby was killed.”

Clement agonizes that her daughter Lakyn Jobe faces child abuse charges, but she blames the teen mother for toddler Cally's death.

She points to Jobe living in an Ashland home with the baby and her boyfriend, Orlando, who was not charged with any crime. She also points to his acquaintance -- supposed babysitter, convicted drug trafficker and now fugitive Brian “Trinity” Brewster, who is charged with manslaughter in Cally's death.

“Why did she leave the baby alone with those two men?" Clement said. "He’s 42 years old. Why is he with my 19-year-old daughter? They were dealing drugs, I believe she got on drugs, dropped out of school, quit her job and wouldn’t take care of Cally."

The coroner's report indicates Cally died from abusive closed head trauma.

Clement says Cally weighed only 17 pounds when she died -- dangerously underweight, with more evidence of abuse before the head trauma.

“I don't know who whipped her like that," Clement said. "She had bruises all over her backside. All I want is justice for Cally. She was my world, my life, my everything.”

Lakyn Jobe is in jail, awaiting a court appointed attorney and arraignment. Her child abuse charge carries a 5- to 10-year prison term.

Clement thinks that's much too little for what she did to her baby. She also says the man Lakyn Jobe dated before Orlando nearly beat her to death, and that Lakyn gave birth to Cally after a questionable rape in Texas.

Police say they are following out-of-state leads on fugitive Brewster’s whereabouts.



UPDATE 8/2/11 @ 7:30 p.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A nationwide manhunt is on for a suspected baby killer.

Cally Jobe, who was only 16 months old, died of abusive head trauma.
The child's mother is in jail on abuse charges, and police want to find the so-called baby sitter.

WSAZ.com has the latest on possible criminal activity that surrounded this child.

We now know that the suspected killer, Brian “Trinity” Brewster, has served prison time on drug-trafficking convictions.

The child was hospitalized and then died in early May from abusive head trauma. The investigation, though, shows her short life was likely troubled for some time before her death.

Still deeply troubled by his granddaughter's death, Kyle Clement showed us the commemorative tattoo of Cally Jobe on his leg. But he says he was mostly unaware about what was going on in his stepdaughter Lakyn's home along 52nd Street.

"It sounded like Lakyn lived another life," WSAZ.com's Randy Yohe asked Clement.

He replied, "I think so, but I didn't really know.”

Police say 19-year-old Lakyn Jobe took her unresponsive daughter Cally to the hospital on May 1.

The toddler was transferred to CAMC Women's and Children's Hospital where she died two days later of abusive closed head trauma.

But the prosecutor says when she was hospitalized, Cally only weighed 17 pounds -- 8 pounds below average for a 16-month-old girl.

After getting the delayed autopsy report, police jailed mother Lakyn Jobe on criminal child abuse.

Justice says Brewster fled the state immediately after the child's death and has been charged with manslaughter and being a persistent felony offender.

Criminal records show Brewster has served prison time in South Carolina for trafficking marijuana and manufacturing meth. Investigators say drug involvement locally has not been ruled out yet.

State police say they do have leads on Brewster’s whereabouts.

Lakyn Jobe is in the Boyd County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Her arraignment is set for this Friday.



UPDATE 8/1/11 @ 5:15 p.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A young mother has been arrested on felony charges of criminal abuse after an extensive investigation into the death of her 16-month-old daughter. Kentucky State Police are currently searching for the man they say killed the little girl.

According to the Kentucky State Police's investigation, Lakyn Jobe, 19 of Ashland, left her 16-month-old daughter, Cally, at her house with an "acquaintance" -- Brian Brewster, 45, formerly of Ashland -- back on May 3.

When Lakyn returned, Cally was unresponsive. Lakyn took her to Kings Daughter's Medical Center. She was then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where she died of her injures. Troopers suspected assault and began their investigation.

According to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner's office, Cally died as a result of "abusive closed head trauma."

Monday, Lakyn was arrested on felony charges of criminal abuse 1st degree in the death of young Cally. She was taken to the Boyd County Detention Center.

Brian Brewster is wanted on manslaughter 1st degree and persistent felony offender 1st degree. He also goes by the name "trinity" and his current whereabouts are unknown, according to KSP.

Brewster had been staying at the Jobe's residence. He is currently wanted.

KSP asks that if you have any information about Brewster, give them a call at 606-928-6421 or 1-800-222-5555.

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ORIGINAL STORY 5/4/11
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a 16-month-old baby who was possibly assaulted.

KSP says Cally Jobe, of Ashland, died at the Charleston Area Medical Center on Tuesday. The baby was initially taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland on Sunday. That is when troopers began their investigation.

At the time no other information has been released.

KSP says there investigation continues and there have been no arrests.

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