Two remain in jail after local toddler's death
Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:54:13 GMT —
Update: Monday, Feb. 20 at 2:44 p.m.:
The mother and man charged in the death of a Stover toddler will be tested to see if they were under the influence of something at the time of Blake Littonâ??s death.
According to court records, Jamie Miller Litton and her boyfriend Thomas Presley will have to submit breath, blood, saliva, or urine to see if alcohol or drugs were in their blood last Thursday. Thatâ??s the day Littonâ??s son, Blake, 3, died.
If the results come back positive, Litton and Presleyâ??s bond amounts may change. For now, they are each being held on $100,000 cash-only bonds.
No court dates have been set for the two people Morgan County authorities said are responsible for the death of a local toddler.
Police said Jamie Litton and her boyfriend, Thomas Presley are both to blame for the death of 3 year-old Blake Litton.
A probable cause statement showed Presley told police he beat and kicked the child and believed he hurt the child so badly, that he sent Litton a text saying the boy might be paralyzed.
He later took the boy to the nursing home where Litton was working the night shift. She came out to check on the boy.
After that, Litton stayed at work; but told police she thought Presley was taking the boy to get medical help.
Instead, Presley called in a fake hit-and-run, telling police the boy was struck by a car on the highway.
Charges against Litton are based on her silence to police. When told about the hit and run, she did not admit to the early morning visit from Presley with the boy.
Court documents also show doctors believe Litton's daughter was also a victim of abuse. Doctors found one to two week old wounds on the toddler, including bruises and a broken bone.
Litton also faces charges for endangering the welfare of a child. Litton and Presley are each being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.
There is a fund set up to help pay for Blake Litton's funeral:
"The Litton Fund"
Versaille, MO 65084
If you have any questions you can call (573) 378-5464.
Meanwhile, there is a candlelight vigil planned for Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for Blake Litton. Those attending are encouraged to wear blue and bring a candle. Organizers said they'll walk from the Morgan County R-1 School to the Stover Park.