Child Dies after "Horrific Abuse"

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Tuesday, May 23 2006 May 23, 2006 Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:18:14 PM CDT May 23, 2006 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A little Kansas City girl whose stepfather is accused of what a prosecutor calls "some of the most horrific abuse this office has ever seen" has died. La'Keisha Roberson died late Sunday after being taken off life support at Children's Mercy Hospital. Authorities said 28-year-old Paul W. Turner could now be charged with murder. Turner is jailed without bond. He was charged on May Ninth with 14 felony counts, including assault, endangering the welfare of a child and sodomy. The girl's mother told police Turner was watching the girl at her apartment while she was at work on May Ninth. She arranged to meet them that evening at a store, where she noticed bruises on her daughter's face. Court documents said the child suffered "massive swelling" of the brain.

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