Rebekah Kinner allowed her boyfriend to “use excessive physical discipline and (failed) to seek care” for her 2-year-old daughter, Kinsley, after she was injured, according to court documents obtained today by the Journal-News.
A bill of particulars released this morning details the case prosecutors are preparing against Kinner, 23, and her boyfriend, Bradley Young, 26, of Madison Twp. Young, who has been charged with the murder of Kinsley Kinner, is accused of striking the toddler repeatedly about the head and body and shaking her, causing serious physical harm.
Among Kinsley’s injuries were “contusions across her head and body, subdural hemorrhage, cerebral edema and diffused bilateral retinal hemorrhages, which ultimately caused her death,” according to the court documents filed Tuesday by Assistant County Prosecutor Kelly Heile.
The assault occurred between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, according to prosecutors. Young and Kinner were arrested Dec. 2 after the life squad and sheriff’s deputies we’re called to their Radabaugh Road home in Madison Twp. and found Kinsley unresponsive and not breathing.
Young, who is being held on a $1 million bond, is charged with murder, felony endangering children and involuntary manslaughter. Kinner is charged with involuntary manslaughter, permitting child abuse and endangering children, according to the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. Kinner, who is pregnant with a child due in February, is being held on $500,000 bond.
Both are due back in Butler County Common Pleas Court Jan. 21 for a pre-trial hearing.
The involuntary manslaughter charge, a first-degree felony, against Kinner states: “Rebekah Kinner did cause the death of another as a proximate result of the offender’s committing or attempting to commit a felony.” Endangering children is a third-degree felony and permitting child abuse a first-degree felony.
First-degree felonies carry a prison sentence of 3 to 11 years and the third-degree felony, 1 to 5 years in prison.
The murder charge Young is facing is an unclassified felony that carries a mandatory sentence of 15 years to life.
Prosecutors also listed 67 witnesses that could be called for trial, including detectives, doctors, members of Kinner’s family and members of Scott Senft’s family. Senft is Kinsley’s father.
Evidence that could be included at trial includes three video interviews with Young, four video interviews with Kinner, photos of Young’s hand, Kinsley’s hospital records, photos of clothing, photos from a residence on Hinkle Road and the Radabaugh Road residence, and text conversations between Young and Kinner, according to court documents.
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