Babysitter admits to striking toddler she's accused of killing

Babysitter admits to striking toddler she's accused of killing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 17-year-old girl charged with killing a young boy she was babysitting told police she struck the toddler several times, because he would not stop screaming, according to new court documents.

Asiah Hines admitted to hitting 1-year-old Kai'Dan Timothy Webb once in the back and twice in the abdomen, causing "traumatic internal injuries," the report stated.

Hines was alone with Webb on Monday when he stopped breathing at an apartment on the 1700 block of Jefferson Street, according to the police report.

Webb was later pronounced dead at Kern Medical Center, and a county coroner's autopsy revealed he died of multiple blunt-force injuries.

Hines has been charged with second-degree murder and assault of a child resulting in death.

No plea was entered at her arraignment hearing Wednesday, because the public defender's office asked to check for any conflicts in representing Hines.

Hines' next court date is scheduled for Dec. 26.