[Ed. – Would he have killed her or just maimed her if she committed one of those ‘crimes’ but not both?]
Meridian [Miss.] police told the city court Monday that a failed math lesson and soiled pants led to the beating death of a 3-year-old child over the weekend.
Meridian Police Detective Kevin Boyd told the court that Joshua A. Salovich, 25, of Davidson Road, Meridian, said, “It was all his fault,” following the death of his 3-year-old daughter, Bailey Salovich.
On Friday afternoon, a local hospital notified law enforcement of Bailey’s suspicious injuries and police interviewed both Salovich and Bailey’s mother, Boyd said.
Bailey was flown to Jackson for treatment but she died by Saturday evening. Her cause of death has not been determined but the local hospital told police that the toddler suffered brain bleeding, a possibly detached retina and her lungs were filled with blood.
Bailey had a swollen, red abdomen, bruises and welts on her legs, lacerations on her buttocks, U-shaped marks on her legs and buttocks as well as a head wound, Boyd said.
Boyd said, according to Salovich, he was teaching Bailey her numbers.