Boyle man charged with murder of infant daughter

Published 10:53 pm Friday, December 16, 2016

 A Danville man is facing murder charges after the death of his six-month-old daughter.
Jeffrey Spielman, 45, was indicted by a Boyle County grand jury Friday for the murder of his infant daughter.

According to the Kentucky State Police, the investigation began on Nov. 20, when Post 7 was contacted by Boyle County Department for Community Based Services, indicating that the infant was admitted to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

She was transferred to Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, where she succumbed to her injuries on Nov. 22. An autopsy was performed the same day by the State Medical Examiner’s office. The preliminary diagnosis indicated that the child died from multiple internal injuries.

Spielman was arrested and charged with menacing; resisting arrest; fourth-degree assault, domestic violence; and second-degree wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.

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Spielman bonded out of jail on Dec. 8, and was arrested again on Dec. 12 for allegedly violating a protective order.

He was being held in the Boyle County Detention Center Saturday. Bond for the murder charge had not been set. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Tye Chavies.