The case can be termed as Illinois Horror for the brutality and cruelty. A man is charged with the killing of a 3-year-old daughter. He was ordered hold for $1mn bail on Sunday allegedly for beating the 3-year-old to death. The incident took place on the West Side, Illinois.
Terrance Space, 23, has admitted to being at home with the girl hours before her death. However, he has denied causing any injuries to her.
Lehlani Edward’s autopsy found out that she died of child abuse. She had died of internal bleeding, bruising, and abrasions to her face, arms, and torso, the prosecutor claimed.
Illinois Horror – What happened
According to Fox32, the night before her death, Space was at his girlfriend’s place with little Lehlani. He was at the home from 6 PM to midnight. The surveillance video allegedly shows that no one else entered the home during that time.
Space reportedly called his girlfriend, mother of the child, just after midnight, and said that Lehlani was not waking up. The mother ran back to the home and found her unresponsive. She called 911 after that. Space however said that he could not be there and escaped before the cops arrived.
Lehlani was taken to West Suburban Medical Centre in Oak Park. She was pronounced dead at 1:21 am officials said.
Space is from Austin and was later arrested.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the case. The case is already registered for suspected killing.