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Boyle County Man Charged with Murder following KSP Investigation

DANVILLE, KY.(December 16, 2016)— A Boyle County man has been charged with the murder of his daughter, following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post.

The investigation began on Sunday, November 20, 2016, when KSP Post 7 was contacted by Boyle County DCBS, indicating that a six week old child was admitted to Ephraim McDowell Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The child was transferred to Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, where she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday, November 22nd. An autopsy was performed the same day by the State Medical Examiner’s office, in which the preliminary diagnoses indicated that the child died from multiple internal injuries.

Following the initial investigation, Jeffery Spielman, 45 years old of Danville, was arrested and charged with Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence, and Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree, and was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. Spielman bonded out of jail on Thursday, December 8th, and was arrested again on Monday, December 12th for an EPO Violation.

As a result of the ongoing investigation Spielman was charged with Murder today, following the indictment by the Boyle County Grand Jury. He remains in the Boyle County Detention Center.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Tye Chavies.