4-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Killed by Neighbor
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A 4-year-old southeast Missouri girl is dead, after allegedly being beaten at a neighbor's home where she was spending the night. The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that 28-year-old Jeremy McIntosh of Poplar Bluff is being held on $1 million bond for child abuse resulting in the death.
The victim is Zoey Slagler. McIntosh is the next-door neighbor of Zoey's mother and step-father, who dropped off the child Thursday to spend the night at McIntosh's home.
Whiteley says McIntosh told police he struck the child several times because she would not obey and cried because she wanted her parents.