Monday, November 13, 2017
Probable cause statement: Three-year-old victim had brain injuries, bruising, laceration
A probable cause statement filed today in Jasper County Circuit Court indicates three-year-old Jonathan Munoz-Bilbrey suffered head injuries, bruises and a laceration when he was brought to Mercy Hospital Friday. The boy died Sunday at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
The person who was supposed to be providing care to him at the time he was abused was Leonard Valdez, 21, who is is jail in lieu of $150,000 cash only bond on a felony child abuse charge.
The Kansas City Police arrested Valdez Friday after the JPD investigation determined there was probable cause and the Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney's office filed the charge.
According to online Jasper County Circuit Court records, if Valdez is able to post bond, he is not to have any contact with the boy's family nor with any child under age 17.
The redacted probable cause is printed below: