Man accused of "fatally beating the daughter of his girlfriend, 4, after she had spilled juice on Xbox & # 39;
Man, 19, faces life in prison for fatally beating the four-year-old daughter of his girlfriend after she spilled juice on his Xbox console & # 39;
- Jonathan Fair, 19, a resident of Waukegan, Illinois, was indicted on Wednesday
- The charge includes four counts of first degree murder
- On December 13 Fair defeated his four-year-old daughter of his girlfriend
- Skylar Mendez was punished for spilling juice on Fair's Xbox video game
- Doctors tried to save her life by reducing the swelling in her brain, but they could not
- Bail is set at $ 5 million. Fair is scheduled to be read on 17 February
Ariel Zilber for Dailymail.com
Jonathan Fair, 19, from Waukegan, Illinois was charged on Wednesday with four counts of first-degree murder by a Lake County Grand Jury
An Illinois man can face life in prison because he killed the four-year-old daughter of his girlfriend after she spilled juice on his Xbox console, public prosecutors said.
Jonathan Fair, 19, from Waukegan, was accused on Wednesday of four graves of first grade by a Lake County Grand Jury.
His bail is set at $ 5 million, according to the Lake County News-Sun.
The Fair hearing is scheduled on 17 February.
Attorney at assistant state Steve Scheller said Thursday that the authorities are planning to see life in prison because of Fair, because of the alleged & # 39; gruesome & # 39; circumstances.
Scheller said that Fair was babysitting on Skylar Mendez's night, December 13, the four-year-old daughter of his girlfriend.
The young girl spilled juice on Fair's Xbox. Prosecutors claim that he has punished her as an answer.
Fair then brought the girl to the hospital. He told doctors that the girl fell and hit her head.
Fair looks forward to prison life because of the allegedly fatal beating of Skylar Mendez, 4, who was punished by Fair after spilling juice on his Xbox console
But in statements to police, Fair acknowledged that he is the girl & # 39; very hard & # 39; shook and beat her as a punishment for spilling the juice, according to prosecutors.
Authorities say that Fair Skylar has kicked the hall many times.
Fair rushed the girl to the hospital after she was unconscious during the attack.
Doctors at the Lurie Children & # 39; s Hospital in Chicago tried to relieve the swelling in Skylar's brain, but were not successful according to the prosecutors.
The authorities said that doctors noticed signs of physical abuse, including violent shaking, which was likely to be months later.
Public prosecutors said Fair was babysitting on Skylar Mendez's night on December 13, the four-year-old daughter of his girlfriend
Authorities said that doctors found evidence of physical abuse dating back months
Initially, prosecutors imposed an aggravated battery after his Fair arrest.
But prosecutors decided to file heavier accusations in the indictment after the extent of the alleged abuse was disclosed by physicians.
Authorities said Fair was only at home with the child during the alleged incident. The mother of the girl was not at home according to the police.
Skylar's aunt, Cecilia Villalpando, launched a GoFundMe page with the public to help fund the funeral.
Initially the family believed that the girl had died by accident.
"We discovered that this was not a tragic accident," Villalpando wrote on GoFundMe last month.
& # 39; The life of our dear angels has been taken away from us by a heartless person.
Simply add more pain to our lives knowing that someone has taken our babygirl with us. & # 39;