Wyandotte man arrested in the death of child

Monday, October 9th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Miami, Oklahoma-AP) -- Ottawa County officials issued a first-degree murder warrant today for a Wyandotte man in the death of his girlfriend's one-year-old daughter.

Twenty-two-year-old Jason Robbins already was in a Missouri jail on a child abuse complaint. He was taken into custody on Friday at a Joplin hospital.

Yesterday, the child died from head injuries. Her name wasn't released.

Robbins is being held in the Jasper County jail in Carthage, Missouri, on a fugitive from justice warrant and bail was set at 101-thousand dollars.

Ottawa County authorities said Wyandotte firefighters were called to the child's home Friday morning. She was flown to a Joplin hospital and then to one in Springfield.

Robbins told authorities the toddler fell off a couch and hit her head. But authorities said the child's injuries weren't consistent with a fall.