Boyfriend Indicted For Murder Of Child

Ciriyah West

(Memphis) A man who told police he spanked his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter for five or six minutes when she cried after a bath, has been indicted on for her death.

Tony McKinney, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse in the death of Ciriyah West.

This happened May 29, 2013 at an apartment near Clarke Road and Mt. Moriah.

McKinney said he was home alone with the child while her mother, Cassietta West, was at work.

Police told us when McKinney picked up West at work, Ciriyah was unresponsive.

The child died a week later due to multiple blunt trauma injuries.


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