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Clarksville Stepfather Charged In Death Of 1-Year-Old Girl

Clarksville Stepfather Charged In Death Of 1-Year-Old Girl

CREATED May 19, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville stepfather has been charged with criminal homicide in connection with the death of a 1-year-old girl.

Clarksville Police arrested 21-year-old Kyle A. Batiz Thursday night after officers responded to an apartment on Fort Campbell Blvd. and found him performing CPR on his stepdaughter Winter Denny.

According to an arrest warrant, Batiz told police he was alone watching the girl that evening and had gotten angry. The warrant said he struck the girl forcefully in the abdomen twice and performed "a modified Heimlich-type thrusting maneuver" on her.

The girl died at a hospital. The warrant said Batiz told police his actions may have resulted in her death.

Batiz was held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)