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Warrant: Man indicted for child's murder changed story

A Lexington man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter first said she fell in a bathtub and injured her head, according to Lexington police.

Then, according to court documents, he said he accidentally hit her with a skateboard while attempting tricks inside a home at 515 Michigan Street.

Leamon Wesner eventually admitted to investigators that he struck Jessica Nolan in the head twice with his hand, according to an arrest warrant.

For 20 minutes after she was hit on Nov. 25, Jessica sat whimpering on the couch. Her mother had left her with Wesner, 30, earlier that morning. Then, the girl fell over unconscious, Wesner told investigators, according the warrant.

She was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a severe head injury. She died a few days later.

On Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Wesner on a murder charge. He was scheduled to be arraigned at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Fayette Circuit Court.

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