A man accused of killing a 2-year-old in Clay County, Illinois in April is set to face a judge later this month.
Clay County deputies received a call about an injured child at a home in Clay City on April 22. Authorities say three days later, 2-year-old Athena Svedine, died. Detectives say she had suffered trauma to the head.
Several days later, Prosecutors filed murder charges against 22-year-old Alexander Beal. He is reportedly the boyfriend of the child’s mother.
Beal is being held on a $1 million dollar bond until his hearing May 21st.