More than five years after a 22-month-old Roy girl was killed, her mother’s then-boyfriend has been arrested in connection with the death.
On Oct. 16, 2016, Genesis McCall was found unconscious in her crib. The boyfriend told police the child had fallen the day before and had an intermittent fever.
According to warrants, medical personnel “did not believe that the injuries were consistent with that story.” When the toddler was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital, doctors found bruising on her neck “that appears to be a result of strangulation,” warrants said, along with a “subdural hematoma,” which was “pushing her brain.” The warrants said doctors told police the child was unresponsive, and that her injuries were the result of “nonaccidental trauma.”
According to a statement from the Roy Police Department, “there was not enough evidence for criminal charge” in 2016, but detectives have since been “able to establish probable cause for the arrest” of the suspect.
The 28-year-old suspect was booked into the Weber County jail for investigation of aggravated murder and obstruction of justice. He is being held without bail.
The Salt Lake Tribune generally does not name suspects until they have been charged with a crime.