Las Vegas: Arrest made in the death of seven year old child

On November 29th, 2012 at approximately 8:45 a.m., LVMPD patrol officers were requested to respond to a residence within the 3100 block of South Decatur Boulevard reference an unresponsive seven year old child with significant injuries. The child was transported by the Clark County Fire Department to the University Medical Center.Investigation into this incident by the LVMPD Abuse/Neglect Detail resulted in the arrest of 27 year old Dina Palmer and 34 year old Markiece Palmer. Dina Palmer, the
child’s mother, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and charged initially with one count Child Abuse with Substantial Bodily Harm and one count Child Neglect with Substantial Bodily Harm. The child’s step-father, Markiece Palmer, was initially charged with two counts of Child Abuse with Substantial Bodily Harm. A booking photograph of both individuals accompanies this release.
On November 30th, 2012 the child succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. On December 4th, 2012 both suspects were rebooked for Open Murder.The identity of the victim, and the exact cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone with any information concerning this crime is urged to contact the LVMPD Abuse/Neglect Section at 828-3364 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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