The accused killer of 1-year-old Kai'Dan Timothy Webb made a brief, tearful appearance in court Wednesday as her arraignment on charges of second-degree murder and assault on a child under 8 causing death was postponed to Dec. 26.
Asiah Hines walked into the court and, as Judge Michael Lewis and a deputy public defender discussed whether she would be arraigned Wednesday, looked in the direction of the audience with tears in her eyes. The 17-year-old agreed to wait a week before being arraigned.
Lewis ordered her returned to Juvenile Hall and held on $100,000 bail.
Neither the victim's nor the defendant's family wished to comment.
Hines is accused of killing Kai'Dan on Monday. Deputies responded to the 1700 block of Jefferson Street at 3:15 a.m. and found the infant unresponsive. He was taken to Kern Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:46 a.m.
Deputies said Hines is an acquaintance of Kai'Dan's mother.
An autopsy determined the boy died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries.