Man accused of fatally punching 2-year-old girl charged with murder
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WXMI) — A man accused of 1st degree child abuse is now facing murder charges.
The Kent County prosecutor says he’s issued a charge of felony murder against Rickey Whiteside, Jr. Whiteside is accused of killing Londyn Amir, 2, on April 29 at the Lazy T Motel on Plainfield in Grand Rapids Township.
Whiteside was originally charged with child abuse, but Amir died three days later, so prosecutor Chris Becker issued the new charge.
Whiteside has been in custody since April 29. His arraignment is expected Wednesday afternoon.