Monday, April 5 2010 8:48 PM EDT2010-04-06 01:48:36 GMT
A Henderson man appeared in court Monday morning on charges he killed a little girl he was babysitting. The child died Friday after suffering major head trauma.More>>
HENDERSON -- The family of a 16-month-old Henderson child who was murdered is speaking out. Not only are they sharing memories of Addison Weast, they are also want her alleged killer to pay.
Cody Geddings, who was the boyfriend of Addison's mother, is in jail accused of murder. Police believe the 24-year-old man shattered the girl's skull while he was babysitting her last week.
The Weast family held a fundraiser at Sunset Park Thursday to raise money to help pay for Addison's funeral. The emotions are still very fresh for the child's family. They say they adored Addison. Her biological father, Charles Weast, has not been able to talk publicly about his daughter's death but the grandparents are now speaking out.
"He took our baby. She was a beautiful beautiful baby, very happy, very beautiful. He stole something from us that can never come back," said Lurleene Weast, grandmother.
Family members are outraged that Addison was left with Geddings who was facing another child abuse charge involving his infant son. He was supposed to be sentenced for that charge in May. Family members say if the court system moved faster, maybe Geddings would have been behind bars before he could hurt another child.
"I want to know why he wasn't in jail so he wouldn't have been around to hurt her. It doesn't make sense. If he could hurt a newborn, why would they let him out so he could hurt another child," said Weast.
The family says Charles Weast, the baby's father, warned Addison's mother about Cody Geddings saying he didn't trust him.
Addison's mother, Jaime Higgons, was contacted by 8 News Now but she declined to be interviewed.
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The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
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Monday, September 1 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:51:43 GMT
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