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Wednesday, Dec 18 2013 04:56 PM

Teen charged in 1-year-old's death makes court appearance

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Asiah Hines appeared in Kern County Superior Court earlier this month with her attorney for her felony arraignment.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The accused killer of 1-year-old Kai'Dan Timothy Webb made a brief, tearful appearance in court Wednesday as her arraignment on charges of second-degree murder and assault on a child under 8 causing death was postponed to Dec. 26.

Asiah Hines walked into the court and, as Judge Michael Lewis and a deputy public defender discussed whether she would be arraigned Wednesday, looked in the direction of the audience with tears in her eyes. The 17-year-old agreed to wait a week before being arraigned.

Lewis ordered her returned to Juvenile Hall and held on $100,000 bail.

Neither the victim's nor the defendant's family wished to comment.

Hines is accused of killing Kai'Dan on Monday. Deputies responded to the 1700 block of Jefferson Street at 3:15 a.m. and found the infant unresponsive. He was taken to Kern Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:46 a.m.

Deputies said Hines is an acquaintance of Kai'Dan's mother.

An autopsy determined the boy died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries.

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