The custodial arrangement is left very vague here. But Daddy and the step obviously had some sort of access as the little girl was murdered while she was in their "care."
Since there is no discussion of the custody arrangements which allowed this murder, there is no discussion of whether Daddy had a previous history of domestic violence/child abuse--but got his "rights" anyway. Nor are we told what judge signed off on the killer daddy's rights.
Dad is identified as SPENCER JORDAN.
Dad, stepmom charged in child's death
1:41 pm, October 8th, 2012
CALGARY -- Police have charged the father and stepmother of six-year-old Meika Jordan with second-degree murder in the November death of the little girl. Spencer Jordan, 26, and Marie Magoon, 22, were arrested Sunday night and have been charged with one count each of second-degree murder.
Jordan was in the care of her dad and stepmother when she was injured Nov. 13, 2011 and died in hospital the next day with her mom Kyla Guttman by her side.
After her autopsy, police revealed Jordan died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries to her head and abdomen, proving initial claims she fell down the stairs false.
Cops also believe she suffered third-degree burns to the palm and fingers of one hand.
The accused will remain in custody and appear in court Tuesday.