Just hours after giving birth, Rebekah Kinner, mother of slain toddler Kinsley Kinner, is back in the Butler County Jail.
Kinner, 23, delivered the baby boy Monday afternoon. The Madison Twp. mother, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 2-year daughter, was heavily guarded with at the hospital.
Her daughter, Kinsley, died Dec. 3 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Butler County law enforcement officials have said Kinsley suffered abuse at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, 26-year-old Bradley Young.
Kinner named her son Wyatt Matthew Kinner, according to her attorney Kyle Rapier, who met with her this morning in the jail’s medical unit. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.
Kinsley’s father, Scott Senft, said after a Jan. 21 court appearance of Kinner and Young that he is also the father of newborn baby boy. He said he would petition for custody to name the child Kingsley.
Rapier said Kinner was ending a relationship with Senft and had a brief relationship with a friend and later found she was pregnant, so Wyatt’s father is still unknown.
“We do not know if Scott is the father,” Rapier said. He said Kinner has been speaking with Butler County Children Services and DNA testing would be performed.
On Tuesday afternoon, Senft told this news outlet he was out “looking at baby stuff.”
He said he had no doubt that he is the baby boy’s father and DNA testing is expected to be done later his week.
“We will be getting a name change,” Senft said, adding “I will have the baby by the end of the week.”
Documents obtained by the Journal-News state Kinsley suffered “contusions across her head and body, subdural hemorrhage, cerebral edema and diffused bilateral retinal hemorrhages, which ultimately caused her death.”
Young pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of endangering children and involuntary manslaughter. Kinner has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and permitting child abuse.
Rapier said his client gave testimony to a Butler County grand jury because she wants justice to be served, even if it hurts her own case.
Kinner’s “biggest concern is to represent her daughter’s best interest,” Rapier said. He acknowledged it’s unusual for a defendant to testify before a grand jury, “but from my conversations with her she is not concerned about self-preservation.”
Senft expressed anger at the duo accused of killing his daughter after a Jan. 21 court appearance of Kinner and Young.
“They should be hanged,” Senft said after the hearing. “If I could, I would drag them behind my truck.”
The trial date for Kinner is set for April 4, while Bradley Young will stand trial on April 25 in Butler County Common Pleas Court.