Crime

July 11, 2014

Raytown man charged with harming 6-month old daughter

The girl had a skull fracture and bleeding around the brain. The father claimed she was “just tired.”

A Raytown man was charged with child abuse Friday after his 6-month-old daughter was found to have a skull fracture and bleeding around the brain.

James D. Reddell, 49, told the girl’s mother Thursday night that the child fell off the bed, but a doctor said her injuries were not accidental. When Reddell was told that a social worker wanted to speak to him he left the hospital. He was later found hiding underneath a basement staircase at his home and arrested. Prosecutors requested bond of $250,000.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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