Nikko Demitri McLachlan, 27, was released from the Mohave County Jail on Jan. 14 and now awaits trial for the child’s death, Today’s News-Herald informó.
Deputies with the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office had responded on Jan. 7 to a residence in Fort Mojave after receiving a call of a child who was not breathing, dijeron las autoridades el viernes in a news release.
Al llegar, deputies found McLachlan, the boyfriend of the child’s mother, performing CPR along with a neighbor who had raced over to help after hearing screams, la oficina del alguacil dijo.
Deputies helped with CPR until the Mojave Mesa Fire Department arrived and rushed the child to Valley View Medical Center. The 1-year-old was later flown to the UMC Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, where the child died on Jan. 10.
The Clark County Medical Examiner determined the child died from “non-accidental” bilateral subdural hematomas, an extensive brain injury, según la oficina del alguacil.
Detectives continued investigating the case and arrested McLachlan on Jan. 13 for homicide in connection to the child’s death. He was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility in Kingman, Arizona, but was released after posting bond the following day.
En enero. 20, a grand jury indicted McLachlan on charges of first-degree murder per domestic violence, second-degree murder per domestic violence, and child abuse per domestic violence.
McLachlan was expected to be arraigned on Feb. 7, la Mojave Valley Daily News informó.
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