Southern Illinois man charged with killing girlfriend's baby


Reporter - Kathryn DiGisi
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MARION, Ky. - A Marion, Illinois man has been arrested in the killing of his girlfriend's baby.

Kody Johnson is in the Williamson County Jail with a $1 million bond after 23-month-old Skyler West-France was taken to hospital, unresponsive with severe head injuries on August 7.

The baby was air-lifted to St. Louis and died a few days later.

Marion Police, along with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department and the Southern Illinois Child Death Investigaton Taskforce conducted several interviews before arresting Johnson.

An investigator with Marion Police told Local 6 there is not a court date scheduled for Johnson at this time.