A man accused of killing a toddler made his first appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on Monday, more than a month after he was arrested in a cabin on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Jason J. Obermiller, 32, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Friday. He had been fighting extradition from Idaho since he was arrested on a second-degree murder charge Sept. 20.
Obermiller is accused of killing 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt, who was discovered not breathing Sept. 12 at a home in the 3300 block of East 55th Avenue. The medical examiner determined that Hoyt died as a result of a kick or punch to the stomach.
Obermiller was left to care for Adalynn and three other children of 28-year-old Lovina Rainey, who was out drinking the night before Adalynn was found. Rainey is being held in the Kootenai County Jail while she awaits trial on federal drug trafficking charges.
Obermiller was also wanted in Washington on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance, as well as probation violations. He has a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for assault, domestic violence assault and violation of a protection order.
On Monday, Superior Court Judge Gregory Sypolt set Obermiller’s bonds at a total of $1.25 million.
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