Kasiam Tinsley who was charged with murdering his 9-month-old daughter in November 2018 has been indicted on all charges.
- one count of 2nd Degree Murder
- two counts of Child Abuse/Neglect
- one count of Malicious Wounding
- one count of Child Cruelty
Tinsley was arrested late last year after his baby girl, Makayla Smith, was found unresponsive on November 13, 2018.
A medical examiner ruled the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. In court in early March, the assistant chief medical examiner testified that the child also had brain hemorrhaging, brain bleeding, bruises and abrasions.
It was also discovered that there was almost nothing in the child’s stomach.
At the time of the incident, Tinsley was living in a house with his girlfriend, who also has children. People in the house at the time of the alleged incident range from 19 years of age down to one.
Someone who was staying in the home that night testified he heard high-pitched screams coming from the baby in the middle of the night but said it did not last long. Nobody reported seeing abuse happening.
A trial date for Tinsley has not yet been set.
Kasiam Tinsley was arrested late last year after his baby girl, Makayla Smith, was found unresponsive on November 13, 2018.