Murder charge: Boyfriend burned, battered girlfriend's toddler in Maplewood apartment
October 21, 2022
A man burned and battered his girlfriend's 17-month-old daughter, eventually killing her, in a Maplewood apartment while the child's mother was at work, according to a murder charge filed Thursday.
Terrance V. Leslie, 26, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with second-degree murder in connection with the death Tuesday night of Jamari Hne, the daughter of his 18-year-old girlfriend.
"Words cannot fully capture my feelings about what happened to this innocent and helpless young child," County Attorney John Choi said in a statement. "But know this: We will unrelentingly seek justice for her."