Denzel Turner charged in connection to little girl's death - Tucson News Now

Uncle charged in connection to little girl's death

Denzel Turner (Source: Bedford Heights police) Denzel Turner (Source: Bedford Heights police)
Bear Creek apartment complex, Bedford Heights Bear Creek apartment complex, Bedford Heights
BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, a two-year-old girl's death has been ruled a homicide.

An autopsy will be conducted Monday to determine a cause of death for little Kayla Turner.

Bedford Heights police tell 19 Action News Kayla's uncle, Denzel Turner, 21 called 911 from his apartment at the Bear Creek complex around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Turner reported the little girl had struck her head and was breathing slow and unresponsive. EMS rushed the child to Bedford Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Assistant Chief David Leonardi with the Bedford Heights Police Department says, "The paramedics and the hospital staff observed numerous bruises that were not consistent with the injuries stated in the 911 call."

Police say Kayla has been in the custody of her uncle for about a week, her mom is living in a homeless shelter. 

Turner, is now charged with felonious assault, endangering children and domestic violence. Additional charges are possible after the Medical Examiner completes the autopsy.

The police investigation is ongoing.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

special

CONNECT WITH US

Updated:

Connect with Cleveland 19! More>>

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Tucson council votes in favor of grocery store near Saguaro NP

    Tucson council votes in favor of grocery store near Saguaro NP

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 AM EST2017-11-22 16:00:48 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    The Fry’s will be 96,000 square feet on roughly 16 acres at the intersection of South Houghton Road and East 22nd Street. 

    The Fry’s will be 96,000 square feet on roughly 16 acres at the intersection of South Houghton Road and East 22nd Street. 

  • Tucson airport says prepare for busy Thanksgiving travel week

    Tucson airport says prepare for busy Thanksgiving travel week

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:08 AM EST2017-11-22 12:08:49 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Wednesday, Nov. 22, is expected to be one of the busiest days for Thanksgiving travel. Tucson International Airport reports that there will be 112 flights coming in and out of the airport. But, the busiest day will be the Sunday after Thanksgiving with 128 flights. Officials recommend being at the airport 90 minutes before your flight takes off. There are some changes to TSA. As of last month, carry-on electronics larger than a cellphone must be remo...

    Wednesday, Nov. 22, is expected to be one of the busiest days for Thanksgiving travel. Tucson International Airport reports that there will be 112 flights coming in and out of the airport. But, the busiest day will be the Sunday after Thanksgiving with 128 flights. Officials recommend being at

  • Tucson nonprofit finds homeless hero

    Tucson nonprofit finds homeless hero

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:17 AM EST2017-11-22 06:17:04 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Rene Rodriguez helped stop a burglary in progress at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store last week.

    Rene Rodriguez helped stop a burglary in progress at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store last week.

Powered by Frankly