Kansas Man Charged With Killing 4-Year-Old Boy

Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 10.30.45 AMAuthorities in northeast Kansas say a 27-year-old Hiawatha man is charged in the death of a 4-year-old boy.

Brown County Prosecutor Kevin Hill says Lee Davis IV, also known as Jimmy Davis, was charged with first-degree murder and felony abuse of the child, who died Tuesday.

Davis is being held on $2 million bond and is expected to have a lawyer formally appointed for him Thursday or Friday.

The child was taken by air ambulance from Hiawatha Community Hospital on Sunday to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where he died Tuesday.

A preliminary hearing for Davis has been set for March 13.