Council Bluffs man charged with murder in toddler’s death

Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a western Iowa man accused in the death of a toddler.

Council Bluffs police said in a news release Tuesday that 23-year-old Javon Jennings was in the Pottawattamie County Jail when notified of the first-degree murder charge.

He’d already pleaded not guilty to a child endangerment charge and was scheduled to go on trial Aug. 14.

He was arrested in April after Council Bluffs officers and medics responded to an apartment to check a report about an unresponsive child.

The 16-month-old girl was pronounced dead there.

Police say Jennings was the sole caretaker of the girl when she was fatally injured.

Her injuries included a broken left leg.
 

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