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Charges upgraded for pair after toddler dies

Bradley Young (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham) Bradley Young (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
Rebecca Kinner (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham) Rebecca Kinner (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
Kinsley (Scott Senft/Facebook) Kinsley (Scott Senft/Facebook)
Kinsley with her father, Scott Senft (Scott Senft/Facebook) Kinsley with her father, Scott Senft (Scott Senft/Facebook)
MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) -

Charges were upgraded to murder Friday for a man accused of beating a 2-year-old girl so badly she had no brain activity and was on a ventilator before dying Thursday.

A judge refused to issue Bradley Young a bond when the 27-year-old man made a brief appearance Friday in Middletown Municipal Court. 

Young initially was charged with only one count of felonious assault when Kinsley was found in his Madison Township home Wednesday.

The girl's mother, Rebecca Ashton Kinner, 23, faces a charge of felony permitting child abuse. She also was ordered held without bond Friday.

Security was stepped up in court because the judge said he heard rumors there were threats on social media against the family.

He warned the crowd against outbreaks in the courtroom and said he would charge anyone who did with contempt of court.

The couple was arrested Wednesday after the Butler County Sheriff's Office responded to Young's Radabaugh Road residence when they received a report of a non-breathing child, court records show.

CPR was started until EMS arrived. The toddler was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, where medical staff advised Kinsley had bruising under her chin towards her throat and several bruises all around her head, according to a criminal complaint.

Kinsley was transferred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

"Medical staff advised (the girl) had no brain activity and was on a ventilator," the criminal complaint states. "Rebecca Kinner stated that she watched her boyfriend (Brad Young) shook and punched her two-year-old daughter in the head multiple times the day before she stopped breathing. Rebecca made no attempt to come to her defense."

The Middletown Police Department are some among the many who have offered their condolences for Kinsley.  

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