Saturday, March 24, 2018
Hearing scheduled for motion to suppress Jalen Vaden's statement
Vaden, 22, Carl Junction, is charged with second degree murder and felony child abuse in connection with the death of three-year-old Jayda Kyle.
Vaden's attorney, Tracey Martin, says her client's statement should be tossed because he asked for Judd McPherson, Jayda's maternal grandfather, who is also a criminal defense attorney.
Though Vaden signed a waiver, he immediately asked, "Is Judd here?" according to the motion. Martin contends that all questioning should have stopped at that point since Vaden asked for a lawyer.
The beating that led to Jayda Kyle's death took place November 30 at the home Vaden and the child's mother, Devyn Kyle, shared at 405 Meadow Lake Drive in Carl Junction. The three-year-old died December 2 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Vaden is being held in the Jasper County Jail on $1 million bond- $750,000 cash or surety and $250,000 cash only.
Motion: Jalen Vaden's statement should be tossed because he asked for Judd McPherson
Bond set at $1 million for Jalen Vaden, trial may be as soon as June or July
Despite social media claim, Judd McPherson was not at daughter's home the night Jayda Kyle was abused
Recordings of interviews with Jaden Valen, Devyn Kyle among items turned over to defense during discovery process
Gag order expected in Jalen Vaden case
Reporter/Carl Junction City Councilwoman threatens Jayda's Beat founder, says Vaden guilty, McPherson not involved
Press conference claim: Jalen Vaden confession to Jayda Kyle murder was coerced
Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney outlines evidence against Jalen Vaden
Jalen Vaden to Jayda Kyle's father: I pray that you know I didn't do this to her
Family of accused Jayda Kyle murderer suspects outside manipulation as SMB, GoFundMe shut down accounts
Explosive court documents claim Jayda Kyle's mother turned her death into a social media event
Jayda Kyle's mother to answer questions under oath; defense to add Judd McPherson as a witness
Dankelson refuses to recuse from Jayda Kyle murder case, says he does not have a close relationship with Judd McPherson
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