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No arrests year after Shelbyville child's death

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SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Shelbyville mother said she wants closure and justice in the death of her 9-month-old baby girl.

The child, Kylynn Sturgeon, died in Nov. 11, 2011.

Since that time, the girl's mother, Amanda Sturgeon, believes little has been done to give the family the closure and justice they're seeking.

Kylynn suddenly died while a babysitter, Amanda Sturgeon boyfriend's mother, kept watch over the child.

The girl's mother remembers the text message, with the words that her daughter had stopped breathing.

"I felt like I stopped breathing for a second. I didn't know what to do or what to think. Never in a million years would I think that my child would be murdered," said Amanda Sturgeon.

An autopsy of Kylynn revealed "blunt force trauma to the head." The family has no doubt Kylynn was murdered. The deceased child's grandmother can't understand why nothing is being done.

"(A police report) says, 'Cause of death: blunt force trauma of the head. Manner of death: homicide. Circumstances: injured by others,' in black and white," said grandmother Alice Sturgeon.

Well over a year after her little girl's death, Amanda Sturgeon said Shelbyville police have not done enough to bring her child's killer to justice

"They tell you they know for a fact that the guy I was dating had something to do with it, and still nothing has been done," said Sturgeon.

She hopes that a petition drive will put pressure on investigators to dig deeper in the case.

"I hope who ever hurt Kylynn, or whoever had something to do with Kylynn being taken from me, they need to get what they deserve and what's coming to them," said Sturgeon.

The Sturgeon family told said they will not rest until they know exactly what happened to their child.

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