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Man arrested for girlfriend's toddler's death

April 1, 2010 12:37:01 AM PDT
A man was behind bars Thursday afternoon, accused of beating to death his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter at their home in Adelanto.On Wednesday at 2:20 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded to the home on the 11200 block of La Habra Avenue, after getting reports that a baby was not breathing.

The victim, Jayanna Eason, was transported to Victor Valley Hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced dead. Homicide detectives were called to the location to conduct an investigation.

During the examination of the child, detectives and the Coroner Investigator saw that injuries to the child were consistent with an assault. Detectives then arrested David Jackson, 27, of Apple Valley.

Jackson faces charges and is booked at the Central Detention Center and is being held on $500,000 bail.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detective Robert Warrick or Sergeant Don Lupear at (909) 387-3598 at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Detail. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).