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Stepfather arrested, charged with first-degree murder in Arkansas toddler's death

Posted On: Feb 21, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

VAN BUREN, Ark. - Police arrested a man Wednesday and charged him with first-degree murder in relation to the death of his stepdaughter, according to KFSM.
Olivia Soto lived with her mother and her mother's new husband, Jordan Shreeve. Shortly after Soto celebrated her second birthday last November, Shreeve called 911, hung up and called back, according to a police report. He reportedly told the dispatcher to send an ambulance to his home address and hung up.
Investigators said Shreeve was not home when they arrived. Olivia and her mother were the only ones home.
Police said the mother led them down a hallway to a room where the toddler was unresponsive on a bed. Police performed CPR until EMS arrived to provide further treatment.
Shreeve arrived at the home about an hour later, police said. He told investigators he left to take a friend home.
Inside the home, police found blood on the couch, in the hallway and on a dresser in the bedroom. Reports said Olivia had bruising on the left side of her face.
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