Mistrial declared for man accused of killing 18-month-old

Posted at 5:05 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 20:09:10-05

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a man accused in the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old child.

A judge Wednesday declared a mistrial in the case brought against Wiliey Foster, 27.

Wiliey is accused in the death of 18-month-old Leah Brown-Meza, whose death was ruled a homicide.

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The child’s cause of death was multiple blunt-force trauma. Fire crews originally responded to the home on the 300 block of Hunter Lane in Alpine after receiving reports that a female child wasn’t breathing.

A status conference in the case has been set for March 9th.