Man arrested in connection to Lincoln County toddler’s death

LINCOLN COUNTY, Okla. – A second arrest has been made in connection to the death of a 2-year-old boy.

The boy’s mother, 19-year-old Judith Cheyann Danker, was arrested Monday in connection to the death of her son, Braxton Danker.

Judith Danker

Officials say Tuesday night, they arrested Danker’s boyfriend, Khristian Tyler Martzall.

Khristian Martzall

The district attorney’s office told News 4 this is one of the worst cases of child abuse it has seen.

“The child was covered in numerous physical injuries,” First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter told News 4 Tuesday. “He passed away soon after arriving at the hospital.”

Danker allegedly admitted to police she used objects to hit her son multiple times.

Braxton Danker

“We have multiple bruises, we have open sores, we have spots where the skin has been torn away,” Panter said. “There’s a possibility of charges coming down the line for failing to report the physical abuse to the child.”

Both Danker and Martzall are now facing murder charges.