Court docs say dad tells BPD infant fell off bed

Posted at 5:05 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 18:24:25-04

There are new details in the death of a Bellevue infant that happened on July 3rd.  Court documents say the child’s father told police the child suffered from a 2 ½ foot drop off a bed onto an area rug, and was unresponsive.

A memorial is growing outside the apartment complex near 36th St. & Highway 370 in Bellevue where 5-month-old Cassidy Kennedy was found unresponsive in her father’s apartment.  She was taken to Bellevue Medical where she died a few hours later.

New court documents indicate that Kennedy's father told police he was watching after her when he left her on a bed to go outside to smoke; the child was reportedly sleeping.  He apparently heard the young girl screaming and when he came back inside, he told police, she had fallen on an area rug.

Her maternal grandmother, Wendy Brooks, says she was a beautiful girl who loved to laugh, and her death is tearing her apart inside.

"My stomach sank and my friends heard me say this I just said somebody's dead and I started bawling, and it doesn't make sense to this day,” Brooks explained.

Bellevue police have issued search warrants to figure out if a crime was committed in the infant's death.  BPD didn’t have an update for KMTV on Thursday.

Brooks says they held a memorial service for Cassidy on Wednesday night.

"I think the worst thing for me is the fact that she was defenseless, and she couldn't hurt anybody," Brooks described.

Action 3 News tried to speak with a family member of Cassidy Kennedy’s father.  They told KMTV to speak with their lawyer, but didn’t have a name or phone number for their attorney.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Cassady Kennedy and her mother, here is the link: