Christian Bishop And Sage Wright Bio/Wiki
The warrants for two parents named Christian Bishop-Torrence And Sage Wright who were arrested in connection with their one-year-old child’s death on June 11, 2021, have been issued.
When detectives from the WFPD served two warrants for the offense of Injury to a Child, Elderly, or Disabled Person with the intent of causing significant bodily injury or mental injury on Friday, June 18, 2021, Sage Wright and Christian Bishop-Torrence were arrested.
Christian Bishop Torrence is 24 years old and Sage Wright is 22 years old.
Child Death Full Details
The infant appeared to be badly emaciated and had lesions on her body, according to the arrest warrants.
Wright and Bishop-Torrence both testified to police officers that they had noticed their child was losing weight since January but had not sought medical assistance. The victim’s father went to check on her before leaving to buy fast food and noticed his daughter gasping for oxygen, according to the arrest affidavit.
Bishop Torrence said he observed his daughter take slow, shallow breaths and heard her exhale with a rattle. This is when he hurried his daughter out to his friend’s car, which was waiting outside, and drove her to United Regional Hospital’s emergency room. Officials said the one-year-old child had dirt plastered to her skin and small, circular blisters on her lower back and buttocks when they saw her at the hospital. The one-year-old weighed eight pounds, which is less than the usual one-year-old weight of 22-24 pounds.
Wright, the victim’s mother, revealed that she had not been able to bond with her third child as successfully as she had with her other two.
A forensic examination of this case was undertaken by Dr. Suzanne Dakil, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Suzanne Dakil wrote in a report, “Even though a small chance exists that a genetic or metabolic problem could cause weight loss, normal newborn screens and the lack of family history would make this highly unlikely.”
Wright and Bishop Torrence are being held in the Wichita County Jail on $500k bail. Both declared indigency and requested court-appointed attorneys on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
This investigation is still ongoing. Stay tuned to Texoma’s Homepage for updates as we learn more about this case.