Kyrie Marie Kyle, a 26 year
old mother was living with Anthony Deon Dilworth, her 39 year old
boyfriend, in a home they had rented only two months prior to the death
of Asher Drake, neighbors knew very little about the people living
"They really kept to
themselves. The only time we ever saw them was if they would
or go, we never talked to them. They never even cracked their blinds.
kids in the yard or even knew they had kids over there"
was unbelievable, I couldn't believe it, I don't know how anyone could
to that to
little boy like that. We never even seen toys out front, you know,
there was any kids there"
On July 30, 2014, Asher was taken by Life Flight to Le Bonheur
Children's Hospital, he had severe trauma to his head and was placed on
life support. Asher's body showed signs of having been abused for quite
some time, with bruises having differing colors that showed his wounds
to be in many different stages of healing:
"We believe that
injuries to the child are a result of an assault at the hands of Ms.
update or change in the condition of the child at this time. He is
still on life support and
Buck - Sheriff
Kyrie was accused of pushing
Asher into a dresser then he went unconscious so she left him there for
at least 30 minutes before calling for help after he started to have
seizures. Anthony and Kyrie admitted to police that they had been
abusing Asher by biting him, hitting with shoes as well as a belt and
leaving bruises all over his body, though Kyrie said she bit him
because he bit her first.
Asher was reported to be the son of Anthony from a previous
relationship, though it was also reported and Kyrie, who goes by Kyrie
Dilworth on Facebook, said that she was about 18 weeks pregnant.
Another child who had been living in the home and was believed to be
Kyrie's biological daughter, was taken from the home and placed with
family members after Anthony and Kyrie were arrested. Kyrie was charged
with aggravated child abuse and aggravated assault and Anthony was
charged with child abuse, though the charges would change later.