Friday, January 9, 2009

Creamer indicted in 2-year-old's death

PANAMA CITY — A grand jury indicted Dennis Peewee Creamer on Thursday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old Lynn Haven girl.

Creamer, 25, was indicted on charges of premeditated murder by aggravated child abuse and aggravated child abuse that led to a child's death. He faces life in prison or the death penalty if convicted as charged.

Haley Marie Cain was found dead Dec. 7 by her mother, Jessica Krsul, in the home they shared with Creamer, Krsul's live-in boyfriend. An autopsy conducted Dec. 9 by the Bay County medical examiner concluded Haley suffered multiple injuries prior to death, authorities said.

Lynn Haven Police said during questioning Creamer admitted kicking Haley in the stomach, beating her head against the wall several times and forcing her to the floor several times, according to the release.

After the attack, Creamer placed Haley in a bed and left her there, police said.

The following morning, Creamer found her dead and left the residence, after which Krsul found her daughter dead, police said.

Circuit Judge Dedee Costello got the case and set Creamer's arraignment for Feb. 5.

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