Live Video: Man accused of killing Ally Kostial appears in court

Northeast Missouri man charged with murder in child’s death

LA GRANGE, Mo. (AP) – A northeast Missouri man is now charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl.

KTVO-TV reports that the additional charge against 34-year-old Marcus Mays of LaGrange was filed Tuesday. He faces a court hearing on Dec. 6.

Mays has been jailed since his arrest in August. He also is charged with child abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance.

The investigation began after the girl was hospitalized with severe injuries. She died three days later.

A probable cause statement says Mays told police he became angry and struck the girl in the head and on the buttocks with a belt after she defecated in her pants.
Information from: KTVO-TV

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.