UPDATE AT BOTTOM:
A Cabool man was arrested last week and charged with the death of his stepdaughter last November.
Texas County authorities charged, Daniel Dale Lamborn, 24, on December 30, 2008, with child abuse resulting in death in connection with his 4 year-old stepdaughter, Camille Fayte Denis', death in November.
An investigation into the little girls death was launched on November 22nd by the Missouri Department of Social Services and the Texas County Child Welfare Board.
According to the probable cause statement, the coroner told investigators that he believed that little Camille (l.) could have died from asphyxiation. However, an autopsy revealed that the little girl died from a tear to the right atrium of her heart.
During an interview with Sgt. Travis Davis of the Texas County Sheriff's department, Lamborn told Davis that he was home alone with his children when a large toy box fell on little Camille's chest.
When confronted with the autopsy results, Davis said Lamborn started changing his story offering multiple accounts of what happened, they include; tossing Camille Denis in the air, and stepping on the little girls chest.
He later told detectives that the toy box story was a lie, and that he fell on top of the toddler with his forearm, before requesting an attorney.
Camille is survived by her mother, Toni Lamborn, a brother Jon, her grandparents and aunts and uncles.
Lamborn is being held in the Texas County jail on $100,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 4, 2009.
Lawyers for Lamborn filed a motion for a bond reduction.....that motion was denied.
Lamborn's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 13th in Texas County.
Lamborn Will Stand Trial For Little Girls Death:
A Texas County man will stand trial for the death of his stepdaughter last November.
A judge ruled at Daniel Dale Lamborn's preliminary hearing that the state presented enough evidence to proceed to trial.
Texas County authorities charged Lamborn on December 30, 2008, with child abuse resulting in death in connection with his 4 year-old stepdaughter, Camille Fayte Denis', November 22, 2008 death.
Lamborn told investigators that a large toy box had fallen on the little girl and crushed her......and when that evidence didn't pan out he changed his story multiple times before requesting an attorney.
Autopsy results show that Camille died from a tear to her heart.
08X1-CR00801 - ST V DANIEL LAMBORN