Foster Caregiver Charged with Child’s Murder
Q2 reports 34-year-old Bridger Boyd of Big Horn County was arrested and charged Tuesday in Billings with deliberate homicide in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl. Big Horn County Prosecutor Jay Harris said in a news release that Boyd was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force in Billings, and is being held in the Yellowstone County jail on $1 million bond. According to charging documents, Boyd and his wife brought the girl to Big Horn County Memorial Hospital on Monday, where she was found unresponsive. Authorities launched an investigation after being alerted by hospital staff. The unidentified victim was one of several children in the Boyd’s care in their licensed foster home. Boyd reportedly admitted that he slammed the child’s head against the wall and struck her with his fists several days earlier.