Smith-Briggs, Kelsey

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Smith-Briggs, Kelsey Gender: F
Kelsey Shelton Smith-Briggs
born on 28 December 2002 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 35n28, 97w31
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°15' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°32 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°03'


American child abuse victim who died on 11 October 2005, aged 2, at the home of her biological mother Raye Dawn Smith, and her stepfather Michael Lee Porter. Her death was ruled a homicide from blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Kelsey had been "closely" observed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services from January 2005 up to and including the day of her death.

In March 2006, the Oklahoma state legislature passed the Kelsey Smith-Briggs Child Protection Reform Act to reform the way courts and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) handle cases related to child abuse and neglect.

Porter was charged with sexual assault and first-degree murder, but in February 2007 he pleaded guilty to enabling child abuse and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Smith was convicted on 18 July 2007 of enabling child abuse and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth announcement quoted in "A Deadly Game of Tug of War: The Kelsey Smith-Briggs Story" by Craig Key (Morgan James, 2008), p. 26: "Kelsey was born at OU medical center Presbyterian Tower Hospital on December 28, 2002 at 10:00 P.M."


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 2)
  • Personal : Death : Other Death (Homicide)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases