Adrian Rashaun Lyons Wiki – Bio
Adrian Rashaun Lyons, a North Carolina man with a prior conviction for child abuse has been charged in connection with the death of his daughter, the Statesville Record & Landmark newspaper reports.
Adrian Rashaun Lyons, 25, is charged with first-degree murder following the infant’s death last year, according to an announcement Thursday from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
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Adrian Rashaun Lyons is 25 years old.
Charged with murder as autopsy of baby girl reveals brain injuries
Lyons had initially been charged with felony negligent child abuse inflicting grievous bodily injury, but based on autopsy results showing blunt force trauma from assault, Lyons was later charged with murder. The development comes months after police were called to Lyons’ Mooresville home on Sept. 18, 2022, over a report of an unresponsive child.
At the time, Lyons alleged that he found the girl unconscious and limping half an hour after feeding the baby and putting her to sleep. Lyons allegedly woke up the girl’s mother, Calinda Steinseifer, 29, and told her that her daughter needed to go to a hospital. Lyons called 911 and CPR was attempted on the child.
The girl was hospitalized at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center for hemorrhaging, bleeding and swelling in the brain and was later airlifted to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Medical staff described the injuries as “non-accidental brain trauma,” according to WHKY. She died on September 21, according to the Statesville newspaper.
Lyons reportedly confessed to hitting the girl’s head and allegedly admitted that he ran into a door and hit the girl’s head two weeks before she was hospitalized, according to court records obtained by Law & Crime. In an interview with investigators, Lyons allegedly said that “the baby was not eating, crying a lot and squirming,” according to the news outlet.
Steinseifer told authorities that she knew about the incident, but chose not to seek medical attention for her daughter out of fear that she would get herself into trouble, the Statesville newspaper reports. Authorities also charged Steinseifer with felony child abuse.
Public records show Lyons has a 2019 conviction for felony child abuse and neglect and was on probation at the time he was arrested in September 2022 in connection with the death of his daughter, according to the Statesville newspaper.
His criminal history also includes possession of a concealed weapon, driving after using under 21 and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Lyons is scheduled to appear in court on March 15 and is being held at the Iredell County Detention Center. Steinseifer is scheduled to appear in court on April 10.
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