Fort Smith Mom Facing Charges In Death Of Daughter

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A mother was taken into custody Tuesday (Feb. 13) in connection to the death of her 20-month-old daughter, according to Fort Smith police.

Sierra Johnson, 20,  is facing charges of permitting the abuse of a minor.

Investigators were dispatched to Sparks Regional Medical Center at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 30, regarding a couple entering the emergency room carrying an unresponsive little girl, according to police. She died at the hospital about 30 minutes after arriving.

Tyree La’Mont Williams was arrested Jan. 31 and is facing first-degree murder charges. Williams was the live-in boyfriend.