Charges Filed Against Man in Wichita Girl's Death

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita man is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of a 1-year-old girl.

Jonell Lloyd was charged Wednesday in the death of Chavira Brown at a house where the 23-year-old was staying.

Chavira went missing on July 31 and police later found her body
in the attic of the home. Prosecutors say Chavira died after being tortured, beaten and shaken.

Sedgwick County District Judge Eric Yost set Lloyd's bond at $500,000. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 20.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Lloyd was watching Chavira for about a week as her mother underwent and recovered from surgery. Lloyd called the woman and told her Chavira had vanished from a park when his back was turned.

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