Monday, April 02, 2018

Jasper County detective acknowledges Devyn Kyle's mention of McPherson treated differently than Jalen Vaden's

Only two adults were in the home at 405 Meadow Lake Drive the night the abuse occurred that caused the death of three-year-old Jayda Kyle.

When Devyn Kyle asked if she could call her dad, attorney Judd McPherson, Jasper County Sheriff's Office Det. Jason Hutchins asked "clarifying questions" to determine if she was invoking her right to an attorney.

When Devyn Kyle's live-in boyfriend Jalen Vaden asked, "Is Judd here," Hutchins said no and the December 6 interrogation that led to his arrest on charges of second degree murder and felony child abuse continued without delay.


During an approximately 45-minute hearing this morning in Jasper County Division 3 Court, Vaden's lawyer Tracey Martin presented evidence that McPherson acted on Vaden's behalf with the Jasper County Children's Division to allow him to be able to be with Jayda while she was being treated at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City prior to her death on December 2.

Martin called one witness, Britnay Kirkland of the Children's Division, who said that McPherson had said nothing about acting as a lawyer during his conversations with her, but when asked if the Children's Division ever allowed grandfathers to have that kind of input on decisions, it became apparent that McPherson's profession played a key role.

"Never," Kirkland said.

Hutchins acknowledged during his cross-examination by Martin that he was aware McPherson had been dealing with the Children's Division.

Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney Theresa Kenney argued that the only thing that mattered was that Vaden had acknowledged his Miranda rights after they were read to him and had never invoked his right to an attorney.

Having the Jasper County prosecuting attorney handling the hearing was a sign not only of the high profile nature of the case, but also of a different approach by the office.

During the time when Kenney's predecessor was in the office, it seemed that Jasper County had more Sasquatch sightings than credible reports of Dean Dankelson standing before a judge.

Hutchins was Kenney's only witness. During the examination, Hutchins said Vaden never indicated McPherson was his attorney at any time during the approximately 90-minute interview.

As Martin questioned him, Hutchins said he treated Vaden's mention of McPherson differently from Devyn Kyle's because "It was a different circumstance with a different party."


Hutchins said Valen was not in custody when he was questioned and could have left at any time, but acknowledged under Martin's questioning that he had been brought to his questioning by the sheriff's office and handed over his cell phone before the interview began.

Judge David Mouton was provided with a DVD of Vaden's questioning, which Kenney noted would show that at no time did Vaden ask for an attorney.

Martin argued that it did not matter what Vaden said after the point about five minutes into the recording when he asked, "Is Judd here??


McPherson, who had been subpoenaed, was not called as a witness.

Vaden, in Jasper County Jail orange and handcuffed attended the hearing,

Mouton said he would take the motion under advisement.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Monday, April 16.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

"During the time when Kenney's predecessor was in the office, it seemed that Jasper County had more Sasquatch sightings than credible reports of Dean Dankelson standing before a judge."

What?

Anonymous said...

Judd if you are reading this, step up and do the right thing to help this young man's situation. You talked to him and you know he asked for you because he knew you are an attorney and you could help him.

This is a very tragic situation, don't make it even worse.

As Christian's we must show compassion to everyone, just as the Lord has shown us grace and forgiveness.

I am sorry for the death of your grand-daughter, so very sad. I would hate for this young man's life to be completely wasted.

I continue to pray for justice.

Anonymous said...

Yikes...

Anonymous said...

It seems that McPherson did not see Vaden was ever a threat to his grand daughter otherwise why would he work to get Vaden access to his grand daughter at the hospital. If I thought someone might have injured my grand daughter I would work hard to make sure he was never around her. It makes you think.

Dusty Roads said...

Lets make this a speedy trial and lock him away for good..he will more than likely plead out to keep from getting fried

Anonymous said...

Why all of a sudden has everyone dropped Justic for Jada. It is just like nothing ever happened to this sweet child. Did the Grandfather scare everyone off.

Anonymous said...

Such a frustrating case. It's quite disturbing that Devyn finds interest and entertainment in keeping up with the comments and posts. I'm sure she'll be disappointed when there's nothing left to discuss and she's lost all the attention she craves.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, this baby killer will probably get off ��.. if he actually considered Judd as his attorney, when he was told Judd wasn't there yet, why didn't he say he'd wait to answer the questions until he arrives?? Our courts aren't about justice.. it's all about who you know and how you can grease the wheels..

Anonymous said...

Yikes is putting it mildly!! Step up and help?? AKA Use your position to influence the court so this killer of a defenseless child can re-enter society.. Sounds real "Christian"

Anonymous said...

Justice for Jayda!

Anonymous said...

04/02/2018 1915
MACKENZIE ADAM KYLE
18002989 507 Coachway Dr JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 27 1904 E 20TH ST 0.00
1 1 LARCENY - SHOPLIFTING

Nice to see that Mack Kyle is doing everything in his power to do right by his son!

Anonymous said...

Randy, could you please find a different photo of Judd?!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha

Anonymous said...

thrown under the bus, he has never been in trouble so he did not know what to do, it was wrong of them to question him without an attorney and Judd knew that, shame on all of them

Lynn Beaver said...

What does this have to do with mack? He's precious baby is heaven because of someone else. What he did in his past has nothing to do with this.

Anonymous said...

Your pathetic. Im sure this is one of the Mcphersons.

Anonymous said...

They claim to be Christians but are lying and deceiving and are letting this young man assume all the blame for this. Yes they need to step up and do the right thing.
They know the truth of what happened in that home and at the police station.
Shame on them for lying about all of it.

Anonymous said...

@Lynn Beaver
PAST?!?! This was 2 days ago!

Anonymous said...

Folks, its Jasper County, need I say more?

Nothing like a good ole boy network! Hopefully it'll all come out in the wash.

Anonymous said...

@8:20 PM - Spot on assessment.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 5:35 AM, @12:43 AM, and at 7:30 AM,

If you would have checked your facts before you posted, you would have noticed that YES this incident did in fact occur before Jayda's death. It is simply a refiling of a previous charge by the prosecuting attorney; and it achieved the desired results....people like you jumped to conclusions and automatically assumed it happened on 4/2/18 and used it as an opportunity to disparage Mack Kyle. You took the bait....just what Theresa Kenney and Judd McPherson wanted you to do!

Anonymous said...

Judd is playing the system!

Anonymous said...

Very true.. shame on worthless count people

Anonymous said...

This is spot on!! If Judd thought Jalen did this or was a danger to Jayda (Judd knew that night what caused her injuries and that she wasn’t going to survive this) why did he go out of his way to tell staff that Jalen was “the father” and then proceeded to get a court order for him to be allowed access to her? Another thing i don’t get is if they knew what her injuries were and it was NOT an accident WHY would you continue to have Jalen included the family circle the whole time? I can tell you me, personally, would have thrown him out of that hospital so fast he wouldn’t know which way was up!

Anonymous said...

That is the truth!

Anonymous said...

The fact that this child was senselessly murdered has zip to do with Mack. He wasn't in that home that night! Fact! So his record means squat in relation to this case.

Anonymous said...

That's disgusting! If they refiled an old charge to tip a reaction from the public. That's sick...

Anonymous said...

Right on! He is a good person who had nothing to do with the child's death. Well, except his children were in the custody of a child abusing mother and her current child abusing tag along, rather than being with him. But I am sure that is because the all powerful white lawyer daddy tipped the scales of justice. The custody of the kids probably had nothing to do with their father having an arrest record. Justice for Mack!

Anonymous said...

If the charges were refiled, then why would they show up on JPD arrest reports? Refiling of charges goes through the prosecutor's office.

Anonymous said...

Dankelson never did anything other than cash a check written by Jasper County residents.

Anonymous said...

How they all sleep at night is what gets me God help you all this young man maybe in Jail but knowing he can sleep knowing he didnt do it is what she will never be able to do. It will haunt her for the rest of her life. All the pictures cant make the truth disappear.

Anonymous said...

How they all sleep at night is what gets me God help you all this young man maybe in Jail but knowing he can sleep knowing he didnt do it is what she will never be able to do. It will haunt her for the rest of her life. All the pictures cant make the truth disappear.

Anonymous said...

Murder and rage compared to stealing!!!!!!..you need help real help to even compare the 2.

JSelbe said...

Prayers for everyone that lost this beautiful, gorgeous baby girl! Everything that I have read and seen of this beautiful child brings me joy to my heart, and I know that joy has been taken from her family every day of their life. I can't imagine that pain. Judd McPherson, his wife, his other children, were not there and they have lost something more dear to their hearts than any money can buy so cruel words spoken to them during this time is the last thing they deserve or need and will not prove whether Jalen is innocent or guilty. Watch his interview with police, it's on You Tube, watch Devyn's, she was blindsided with what happened to her daughter. I am sure there are no perfect parents on here but there are a lot of folks judging. My prayer is that God reaches your souls and teaches you grace and that you can leave this grieving family alone, and that whatever the truth is, Jayda be remembered as the sweet precious beautiful and smart little girl that she was and not remembered as the little girl that was murdered and the boyfriend was framed because in that interview, no one held a gun to his head and made him confess murder. Justice for Jayda Kyle
Keep it classy people.

Anonymous said...

2018 wasnt 2 days ago

Anonymous said...

Judd is not going to step up because then it will tank his daughter knowing more than what has been said. Does this child deserve justice, absolutely but the real truth will never come out.

Unknown said...

Look at the date. It’s 2020. That was 2018.

Anonymous said...

I believe someone knows something that they aren't telling. McPherson hiding the fact his daughter dud it! This poor young man taking the rap for her? As a Grandparent I would NEVER let the person being held for the murder see the victim. McPherson did let Vaden see the little girl because he knew his daughter did it. Open your eyes up people. This young man is being treated unfairly. Someone help him!!

Anonymous said...

McPherson knows his daughter did it and he's trying to hide the truth. I hope you are reading this to Judd. You are a liar! How can you sleep at night knowing the truth. I really hope your daughter has no more children in the home. I feel they aren't safe. Tell the truth for once. Your daughter is guilty!!!