Thursday, March 7, 2013
Authorities in northeast Kansas say a 27-year-old Hiawatha man is charged in the death of a 4-year-old boy.
Brown County Prosecutor Kevin Hill says Lee Davis IV, also known as Jimmy Davis, was charged with first-degree murder and felony abuse of the child, who died Tuesday.
Davis is being held on $2 million bond and is expected to have a lawyer formally appointed for him Thursday or Friday.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the child was taken by air ambulance from Hiawatha Community Hospital on Sunday to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where he died Tuesday.
A preliminary hearing for Davis has been set for March 13.