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Coroner rules Kansas toddler's death homicide


August 4, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy report says a Kansas toddler found bound in pajamas died of dehydration and starvation.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the local coroner ruled 2-year-old Zaiden Javonovich's death a homicide.

The toddler's mother, Brandi Marchant, 22, and his father, Patrick Javonovich, 28, are charged with felony murder and child abuse in his death.

His body was found April 11 when police went to the family's Wichita home after receiving a call about a domestic disturbance. Zaiden's 4-month-old brother, who is Marchant's son, was found injured and hospitalized in critical...

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