• Bail set at $1 mil for man charged with killing toddler

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man is being held on $1 million bond after he was charged with first-degree murder for the death of his girlfriend’s 23-month-old son. arrested

    Twenty-five-year-old Kody S. Johnson is being held in the Williamson County Jail and is set to appear in court on Sept. 9. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

    Skyler West-France was just shy of his second birthday when he died on Tuesday at a St. Louis hospital, days after he was rushed to a local hospital because he was unresponsive. Authorities say the toddler was injured last weekend when Johnson was watching the boy while his mother was at work.

    The boy’s mother, 25-year-old Andrea West, tells WSIL-TV that the child had suffered a head injury.

    Funeral arrangements are pending.