- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) - A 31-year-old southern Kansas man will have to wait until next month to learn if there is enough evidence to try him on a first-degree murder charge in the 2012 death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1xCGufn ) the preliminary hearing for Justin Edwards of El Dorado was scheduled for Wednesday but was continued to Nov. 12.

Edwards is charged with first-degree murder in the March 2012 death of Jayla Haag, whose injuries included a broken jaw, missing teeth that had been forcibly removed, severe head injuries and multiple bruises. She also was suffering from malnourishment and tested positive for methamphetamine.

Her mother, Alyssa Haag, pleaded guilty in May 2013 to involuntary manslaughter.

Edwards had been in prison since early 2013 on drug convictions.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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