Man charged with murder in child's death due in court - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Man charged with murder in child's death due in court

Posted: Updated:
Anthony Casey was identified as the caretaker of a five-month-old who was hospitalized with apparent abuse injuries. (LVMPD) Anthony Casey was identified as the caretaker of a five-month-old who was hospitalized with apparent abuse injuries. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Las Vegas man accused of causing the injuries that led to a 5-month-old's death is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a murder charge.

A 72-hour hearing was scheduled at 7:30 a.m. in Las Vegas Justice Court for Anthony Casey, 31.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, Casey faces charges of murder and child abuse/neglect in connection to the death of Kaiden Blane Chamberlain. Charges were amended for Casey after Chamberlain died from his injuries in the hospital.

On Wednesday, a 72-hour hearing was scheduled for Casey on the child abuse charge.

An arrest report stated Casey lived with Chamberlain's mother and the two had previously dated. However, the report does not specify when they dated or for how long.

It says on Thursday, Aug. 29, Chamberlain was in the care of Casey, while his mother was at work. It stated that Casey contacted the child's mother saying he was "acting weird." It then says the boy's mother prompted Casey to contact police, but Casey said he wasn't going to answer the door for anyone.

Metro sent SWAT to the house because of Casey's prior criminal history.

After learning the news of Chamberlain's death, neighbors were devastated.

The arrest report also states that when Chamberlain was sent to the hospital he had suffered head trauma, broken ribs and puncture wounds on his legs.

Kym Yando says she lived in the complex for several years, but only noticed the mother at the house once. She thought the house was a multi-family home and has noticed several people coming and going.

"I've seen people come and go," Yando said. "I've mostly seen male people coming in and out."

On Tuesday, the house was still boarded up and there were no signs that anyone has been to the house in days.

Metro says it's critical for parents to be always be cautious about who's watching their children.

"Pay attention to those warning signs, pay attention to children that may not be injured while in your care," Cynthia Sauchak, from Metro's Abuse and Neglect, said. "Every time they may be left in someone else's care they may get injuries even if they're minor bruises."

Yando says she's now praying for Chamberlain's mother that she can heal after the death of her son. "My prayers go out to her and I hope that she can move beyond this."

A 72-hour hearing for Casey's murder charge was slated for Thursday.

Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..