Father accused of beating 4-year-old child who died faces more charges
But Mull told reporters he doesn't have enough evidence for a murder charge.
"The murder charge actually requires a knowing or intentional killing. In other words, you killed someone on purpose and that's simply not the evidence I have at this time," he said.
"For every case we hear about in the media, we usually have multiple happening behind the scenes," said Dr. Melissa Currie, the Medical Director and Chief for Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine.
Dr. Currie told WDRB child abuse is much too common.
"A parent losing control is not uncommon to hear about but certainly there are things we can do to prevent that and I think that goes back to making sure we only leave children in the care of people who have the skills and who are prepared," she said.
She says there are signs everyone should look for.
"Anytime an adult is known to have a problem with a temper or anger. It's all of our responsibility to keep the kids in our community safe and here in Kentucky, we have a mandated reporting law that any of us that has a reasonable suspicion that neglect or abuse occurring, they're required by law to report that," she said.
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