Girl, 4, Dies After Assault


A 4-year-old has died following an assault Wednesday.

Officers found 4-year-old Layla Malone unresponsive at a home in the 5300 block of Caleb Drive around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Police arrested 28-year-old Michael McDaniel and took him to the Franklin County Jail on a charge of felonious assault.

Officers say Malone died Thursday night from her injuries.

Police say additional charges will be considered after the autopsy is complete.

A judge on Friday set McDaniel's bond at one-million dollars.

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