Man could face murder charges in child's death

23-year-old Dontavious Washington

September 14, 2011 4:46:37 AM PDT
A man, who is charged with abusing his 18-month-old stepdaughter could face additional charges now that autopsy results have been released.

Dontavious Washington, 23, is facing felony child abuse charges for an incident that happened in May. Investigators were called to a home in Henderson where they found Destini Bullock in cardiac arrest.

She was rushed to the hospital and doctors determined she was abused, causing her heart to stop. She died later.

According to the autopsy, her cause of death is due to "complications of blunt force head injuries." The medical examiner also called the trauma "non-accidental."

Investigators have not said when additional charges are expected to be filed.

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