Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Joplin man pleads not guilty to abuse that led to death of 3-year-old
The probable cause statement said the boy suffered head injuries, bruises and a laceration when he was brought to Mercy Hospital November 10. The boy died November 12 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
The next hearing will be held 9 a.m. December 13. Valdez is being held in the Jasper County Jail on a $150,000 cash only bond.