Lancaster Man Charged With Fatally Beating His Girlfriend’s Daughter, 2

LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) —  An Antelope Valley man was charged Monday with fatally beating his girlfriend’s  2-year-old daughter.

Matthew Albert Worthen, 23, has been jailed on $1 million bail while facing murder and assault charges.

The arraignment was scheduled for Oct. 16 in Lancaster Superior Court.

Worthen allegedly assaulted the girl, who is identified in the criminal complaint as Zanai N., while the toddler was left in his care Sept. 22, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

When the girl’s mother returned home she noticed the girl was having difficulty breathing. The toddler was taken to a local hospital, where she died, according to prosecutors.

If convicted, Worthen faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Play.It

Listen Live