Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dad, step charged with crmininally negligent homicide in death of 19-month-old child (Madison, Alabama)

Can't help but wonder how this child ended up in the care of these two. Is the mother deceased or otherwise "missing"? Or did dad KRISTOPHER JOSEPH SPEIGNER have court-ordered joint (or sole) custody?

As usual, we aren't told.


Father, stepmother charged in child's death

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:23 am | Updated: 1:21 pm, Tue Sep 17, 2013.

MADISON, Ala. (WAAY) - Police arrested a man Monday in the death of his 19-month-old child and are waiting for the child's stepmother to turn herself in.

Kristopher Joseph Speigner, 31, Enterprise, was arrested Monday for criminally negligent homicide and is being held in the Madison County Jail on $6,000 bond. Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Joy Lynn Speigner, and they are making arrangements for her to turn herself in.

Madison police said the child died in September 2012. The Speigners called 911 and said the child had ingested a toxic substance the night before. McKenzie Riegn Speigner was later pronounced dead.