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Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 06/ 7/2010

Teen held in slaying of 2-year-old girl

By Erica Johnston
Timothy Height. (Courtesy of Annapolis police)

A 2-year-old girl who apparently had been beaten was found dead in a house in Annapolis on Saturday and a teenager has been arrested and charged in the incident, Annapolis police said.

Timothy Darnell Height, 17, was taken into custody Saturday at an Annapolis housing development, police said.

The toddler, Amoir Faith Turner, was found about 7 a.m. Saturday in her bed in a house in the 1900 block of Copeland Street. The site is about two miles west of the downtown area and about a half mile south of Aris T. Allen Boulevard.

Police said an autopsy was performed Sunday, and the death was ruled to be a homicide, caused by multiple blunt trauma. Annapolis Police Chief Michael A. Pristoop told reporters the girl suffered a fractured skull, a broken leg and possible sexual assault, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Pristoop said there was “reason to believe” Height was alone with the child.

Height has been charged in a warrant with murder, assault and reckless endangerment.

-- Martin Weil and Mike McPhate

By Erica Johnston  | June 7, 2010; 11:12 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Death peanalty case!!

Posted by: lsf07 | June 8, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse


He's 17...SCOTUS ruled last year that no one under 18 at the time of the alleged crime can be put to death. You should try keeping up on current events.

Posted by: Albert911emt | June 8, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Wow...just wow. Sexually assulted and beaten to death. At least she was probably too young to comprehend what was happening to her.

Posted by: akchild | June 8, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Come on look at this dude pure weed head for sure!! I wouldn't leave a dead stuffed animal with this dude!! Now lets go for locking the mom up for neglect and leaving her with this perv. What are these women thinking about leaving their poor defenseless children with guys like this? More than likely he killed her while sexually assaulting her. These pervs have gone mad in this world. May this poor babys soul rest in peace.

Posted by: msruby36 | June 8, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

18 yr or older death penalty ruling excluded violent crimes. He can be put to death.

Posted by: jellybean5 | June 8, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

jellybean, you've got two different cases mixed up. no life in prisonment without parole for juveniles convicted of non-violent offenses. See Florida v. Graham.

no death penalty at all for anyone under eighteen, regardless of type of offense. See Roper v. Simmons.

Posted by: anon82 | June 8, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

This is learned behavior. I can only imagine what else is going on in that household.

Posted by: 123cartoon | June 8, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

This person should never be free again. He is seriously mentally disturbed, and cannot be helped or reformed. Just imagine what this baby was thinking with each blow he delivered to her. Two years old! Where was mom, and how could she leave this creep with her baby girl? I have a friend who won't leave her granddaughter with male members of her family. Now I see why.

Posted by: skinfreak | June 8, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Too young for death penalty? WHAT THE HELL!? No he's not. He's exactly why we have the death penalty. When you kill and beat babies, I think it's pretty clear what your lease on life will be.

Disgusting excuse for a human.

Posted by: FiatBooks | June 8, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

He needs to suffer the way he made her suffer point blank

Posted by: my_angel10 | June 9, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

He is being charged as an adult and is being held without bond. So the state of maryland should give him the death penalty!!

Posted by: mustang0416 | June 11, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

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