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Troy Father charged in death of 3-month-old daughter

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Kenneth Michael Little, 25 Kenneth Michael Little, 25
Three-month-old Kendalyn Little Three-month-old Kendalyn Little
TROY, Mich. (WJBK) -

Kenneth Michael Little of Troy, charged with open murder and involuntary manslaughter, accused of killing his baby girl, 3-month-old Kendalynne. Her death ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma.

Police are still investigating this case but say they were called to the home on Stratford around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. Both the child's mother and father had called 911. The mother, wasn't home but told police she had received a call from Little saying something was wrong with their baby.

Defense attorney Richard Lustig told reporters, "he came home from work and this all happened." 

The 25-year-old Little had allegedly arrived home from his job as a security guard to find the child crying, by the time paramedics arrived  the baby was lying on the basement floor. They tried CPR, but the child was dead.

FOX 2 has learned the baby spent the first month of her life in the hospital because she was born premature. A week after she was released she was readmitted with a head injury. Sources say the autopsy shows other signs of serious injuries in her short life.

But Little's sisters, father, the baby's mother and her friends all stand by Little.

His attorney does not believe his client is to blame for the baby's death. "I'm not sure they have the right person" Lustig said. "There were 12 people living in that house. The baby can be injured by another person other than a parent." Richard Lustig says the baby had been crying for over a week and may have been injured possibly kicked by another child and he says there could be video to support that.

"I understand that when some of the brutality occurred with the child, it wasn't done by my client - that there is possibly a videotape from a store that would show that" Lustig said. 

Little has an 18-month-old son who is now with his parents. Little was ordered held without bond pending a hearing Monday morning.


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