A southwest Missouri man has been arrested and charged in the death of his 3-year-old step daughter.
According to sources 22-year-old Jalen Vaden was charged with child abuse and second-degree murder after he became angry when his step child didn’t put on the pajamas he told her to wear on Nov. 27.
Vaden threw Kyle across the bed then left her room, when he returned “a short time later,” Vaden still saw Kyle wasn’t wearing her pajamas as instructed, so he again threw Kyle to her bed.
According to Investigators, “Vaden then grabbed (Kyle’s) leg then tossed her ‘face first’ onto the floor causing her to hit her head.
Investigators say Vaden then left Kyle’s bedroom, returning a short time later to find Kyle bleeding and unresponsive.
Kyle was transported to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, where she later died. Investigators say an autopsy revealed the cause of her death was head injury.
Carl Junction’s police chief says Kyle’s mother has been cleared of any wrongdoing.