Sunday, November 12, 2017
Three-year-old Joplin child dies three weeks after alleged abuser arrested for domestic assault
Kansas City Police arrested Leonard Valdez, 21, in Kansas City Saturday where the three-year-old had been taken with the injuries that later ended his life. Valdez' bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety, plus $5,000 cash.
The Joplin Police Department was called to Freeman West Hospital Friday afternoon when they received a report of a child with serious injuries who had apparently been abused. The boy was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital where he died today.
Police believe the incident took place at the Bilbrey home.
A Go Fund Me page has been started to help defray expenses for Bilbrey.