BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Bradley Young will not go to trial as-scheduled to face a murder charge in the death of 2-year-old Kinsley Kinner.
Attorneys for Young, who is accused of fatally beating the toddler, want charges against him dropped because they say his constitutional rights were violated when attorney-client phone calls in jail were recorded.
A motion filed Monday seeks to drop charges of murder, felony endangering children and involuntary manslaughter.
A judge on Thursday granted the motion and assigned a special judge to hear the case.
Young's trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday, is delayed until the new motion is resolved.
Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser argues there's no indication of any wrong-doing in the case. Gmoser says no one in his office listened to the calls or even knew they existed prior to the motion.
Young has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the December death of Kinsley Kinner.
Rebekah Kinner watched as Young beat her daughter and did nothing to stop the assault, court documents allege. Kinner pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, permitting child abuse and endangering children.