Monday, January 22, 2018

Jayda Kyle's mother to answer questions under oath; defense to add Judd McPherson as a witness

Jalen Vaden is ready for trial

Where many murder trials are not held until years after the crime took place, Vaden's attorney, Tracey Martin, Joplin, filed a motion for a speedy trial this afternoon in Jasper County Circuit Court.

Vaden is charged with second degree murder and felony child abuse in connection with the death of three-year-old Jayda Kyle.

That requires the trial to be held within six months.

The motion was one of several filings by Martin this afternoon, including deposition notices that will require key prosecution witnesses to answer questions under oath.

Devyn Kyle, the mother of three-year-old murder victim Jayda Kyle, and Carl Junction Police Chief Delmar Haase will be deposed beginning at 1 p.m. February 9

Martin also filed a motion to endorse Devyn Kyle's father, attorney Judd McPherson (pictured), as a defense witness.

That would indicate that at some point Martin will have the chance to take sworn testimony from McPherson.

A list of prosecution witnesses was filed this morning with the glaring omission of McPherson, who was alleged in Children's Division documents of attempting to manipulate the murder investigation.

Carl Junction officers responded to the home shared by Devyn Kyle and Vaden at 405 Meadow Lake  November 28 to a report of a child who had been found in her bedroom unresponsive.

Jayda Kyle was taken to Mercy Hospital, Joplin, then airlifted to Children's Mercy Hospital where doctors determined she had "abusive head trauma." She died December 1. The autopsy confirmed the child abuse diagnosis.

Previous posts

Jalen Vaden's lawyer asks for change of judge, cites Dankelson's close relationship with Judd McPherson

Jalen Vaden bond decision delayed, preliminary hearing waived
Accused killer of Jayda Kyle to waive preliminary hearing
Bond motion filed for accused killer of three-year-old Jayda Kyle

Jasper County Sheriff: We are still investigating Jayda Kyle's death

Children's Division documents: Grandfather attempting to manipulate Jayda Kyle murder investigation

Juvenile Office documents: Jayda Kyle suffered bleeding from brain, severely torn retina, probably already brain dead when she arrived in K. C.

Some thoughts on the Joplin Globe's article on the Jayda Kyle murder investigation

Probable cause: Carl Junction man abused three-year-old, left her on the floor bloody, unconscious

Jayda Kyle obituary


Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB TRACY MARTIN it's about time someone is NOT intimidated by and stands up to this family. Questions are going to be asked and answers will have to be given. Let's see if they can keep their stories straight under oath they will finally see what it means to be on the other side of the table!!!The world is watching and the truth is about to come out this baby and her brother deserve the TRUTH. This is an Awesome turn of events #JUSTICEFORJAYDA once and for all!!! I support the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help us God!

Anonymous said...

I don't know who is guilty, but I pray the right person(s) will be brought to justice. There has already been one tragedy. I would not want the innocent person(s) to be sent to prison.
I am praying justice will prevail

Anonymous said...

It was on Tuesday the 28th of November around 9:00pm when they were called not the 30th.

Randy said...

The date has been fixed. Thanks for catching that.

Anonymous said...

Tracy Martin you are awesome. Thank you for seeing this case for what it is "Corrupt" & not bieng intimidated by that. We need truth & i do believe you are the one to get it. God bless you

Anonymous said...

I like how we assume being under oath means anything here. Do you really think the clown (Judd) will tell the truth because he's sworn in on a bible? LOL...funny. I bet waterboarding his fat ass would work.

Pin that beached whale down and make him talk.

Anonymous said...

Comments full of hate is all I am seeing

Anonymous said...

A deposition is so different than sitting through a trial. They will question you and question you and question you. There will be an opportunity for them to make mistakes and to be caught making those mistakes. If you've never had to go through a deposition, it's a nerve-wracking experience. Hopefully truth will come out. They will compare the stories that are told to the records that are printed on Facebook, the police reports, and the hospital reports. Attorneys are paid and have staff who review these things and set out a time line and look at specific points to catch people in lies.

Anonymous said...

I believe people hate the fact that a little girl lost her life due to the fact someone did not know how to control their anger. I hate that, dont you?

Anonymous said...

The killing of a child elicits a lot of emotion as it should. Justified anger is what I hear.

Anonymous said...

Why was the grandfather called as a defense witness?

Anonymous said...

The grandfather is being called as a defense witness because if he answers the questions asked of him truthfully, it will help the defense prove their case. He will be tricky though because he knows the ropes being an attorney himself. Still he can't lie about things that are documented. Thank God for dcf. It appears they are the only entity investigating this case that are not in the good ole' boys club.

Anonymous said...

Reminding me of Casey Anthony