Man accused in death of girlfriend's daughter pleads

Saturday, October 14th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Miami, Oklahoma-AP) -- A Wyandotte man accused in the death of his girlfriend's one-year-old daughter has pleaded innocent to a first-degree murder charge.

Twenty-two-year-old Jason Robbins entered his plea yesterday in Ottawa County District Court.

Robbins was arrested October sixth at a Joplin, Missouri, hospital on a child abuse complaint. A murder warrant was issued after Destiny Williby died the following morning at another hospital in Springfield.

The Ottawa County sheriff's office says hospital staffers found a soft spot on her head and bruises on her body that weren't consistent with a fall.

Robbins told authorities he saw the child standing on the back of a couch and yelled at her. He says she then fell and hit her head.

Robbins is being held without bail. His preliminary hearing is set for November ninth.