Docs: Babysitter had violent, romantic tie to dead toddler's mom
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A Bakersfield teenager accused of killing a toddler was involved in a romantic and violent relationship with the child's adult mother, according to a newly released police report.
Asiah Hines, 17, admitted to striking 1-year-old Kai'dan Timothy Webb several times, during a police-monitored conversation she had with the boy's mother, Jeukayla Webb.
A coroner's report stated that the boy had died of blunt force trauma.
Hines told Webb during a police-monitored conversation that she hit Kai'dan once in the back and twice in the stomach because he "wouldn't stop crying" during the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 16.
Hines was alone with Kai'dan when she called 911 to report that he had stopped breathing at an apartment on the 1700 block of Jefferson Street, according to the police report.
Hines denied any romantic involvement with Jeukayla Webb, who told investigators her romantic relationship with Hines had recently ended, sparking an argument about whether or not they should again become romantically involved.
Webb said that argument led to a "physical altercation" two nights before Kai'dan was killed, a fight which resulted in Webb getting thrown against a wall.
Webb also told police that Hines was recently kicked out of her home but still trusted her to take care of her toddler the nights following the physical fight.
Hines, before admitting to hitting Kai'dan, gave authorities several conflicting stories about what she said happened to him that morning, beginning with a claim that she woke up to a loud "thud" and found the boy behind the couch not breathing.
A coroner's report also concluded that Kai'dan suffered from internal bleeding and injuries to the mouth and face consistent with a punch.
Such injuries could not have occurred during a fall off of a couch or during CPR, the report also stated.
Hines is currently facing a second-degree murder charge and is due again in court on Dec. 26.