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A Maine Man Was Dating the Mother of a 3-Year-Old Girl. Now He’s Accused of Killing the Toddler on Christmas Day.

Maine Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend's 3-Year-Old Daughter
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Maine man arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter

Oct. 15 2023, Published 12:01 p.m. ET

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A Maine man was taken into custody for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter on Christmas Day, according to authorities.

Around 7:40 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2022, police responded to a call about an unresponsive child in Edgecomb, according to Maine State Police.

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The little girl, identified as Makinzlee Handrahan, died and the medical examiner declared her death a homicide. Officials did not reveal the cause of the child's death.

On Oct. 6, Tyler Witham-Jordan, 29, was arrested on a murder charge, authorities said.

Witham-Jordan was in a relationship with Makinzlee’s mother when she was killed.

Two days after her daughter’s death, Makinzlee’s mother got a protective order against Witham-Jordan that included her sons, WGME-TV reported.

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In court documents, Makinzlee’s mother said Witham-Jordan was “verbally, mentally and physically abusive.” She added: “Tyler has held me down to not let me up after screaming at me and trying to bite me.”

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Makinzlee’s mother reportedly ended the protective order in January.

Witham-Jordan was booked into Two Bridges Jail and is due in court this week.


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