HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Henderson man appeared in court Monday morning on charges he killed a little girl he was babysitting.
Cody Geddings made his initial appearance on a murder charge. The 24-year-old is accused of beating his girlfriend's 16-month-old daughter, Addison Weast, so severely that she died from her injuries on April 2nd.
Family members say the child was rushed to the hospital after the beating on March 31st. According to the police report, the girl's skull was shattered on her right side.
The child's mother, Jaime Higgons, told police that she left the child with Geddings while she attended a class. She told the hospital that the child fell out of a playpen, which is what she was told by Geddings. The hospital staff contacted police after noting the injuries were too severe for a fall.