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Greeneville father heartbroken losing 14-month-old daughter

(WBIR - Greeneville) Monday, a father attended a funeral for his daughter, who was just over one-year-old, and her stepsister who both died last week.

Kurtis Lewis turned 25 Sunday night. But instead of celebrating, he prepared for the heart-wrenching task of laying his daughter, Kynsleigh Easterly, to rest.

"Being 25 years old and having to bury one of my children, is not something that I would ever imagine that I would have to do in life. I can't say if it would hurt worse or less because I've never had to bury my parents or anything like that or grandparents. But losing a child that you made plans with, to do things with throughout life and to see grow – it's absolutely heartbreaking"

Compounding the tragedy, Lewis said he considered the man Greeneville Police have arrested and charged in the deaths of Trinity Tweed and Easterly, his friend.

SEE: Stepfather suspected in two infants' deaths

"We did everything together, I mean I look at him like my brother," said Lewis. "When people ask me who he is, I tell them my brother. And for this situation to come out like this it's crazy, I guess you have to watch who you trust."

For Lewis, the next challenge will be explaining the loss of a sister to his daughter Zayleona, 4, and praying that justice can be found.

"I have some type of relief but it doesn't replace what was taken from me. It don't replace what was taken from the other families involved in the situation," adding, "All we can do is let God take it in his hands now."

The Greeneville Police Department says four detectives are working the case, but plan to give the families involved time to grieve as well observe the Christmas holidays.

SEE: Police: Investigation into 2 infants' deaths far from over


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