UPDATE: Child critically injured in abuse case dies, Wichita man charged

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 10:48 AM CST
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A 9-month-old Wichita girl who police say was seriously injured earlier this week by her mother's boyfriend has died.

Brietan Rader, 25, was charged Tuesday with two counts of child abuse and two drug charges, he is now charged with first-degree murder.

Police responded Friday to reports of a child not breathing. They found Maela Flores critically injured, and a marijuana-growing operation.

Investigators determined the girl’s injuries happened while Rader was caring for her.

Two other children ages 6 and 12 were not injured. They are now in protective custody.

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