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Court documents show girl suffered repeated abuse

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The 4-year-old girl that died late Saturday night suffered repeated abuse including being beaten with a belt and being struck with a large spoon. That according to court documents released today.

The girl's father, 28-year-old Jonathan D. Lytle and stepmother, 32-year-old Adriana L. Lytle, appeared Monday afternoon in Spokane County District Court. The judge set bond for both parents at $500,000.

The couple had been living in the Dresden Apartments at 707 N. Monroe Street. According to the court documents, Jon Lytle said during the day Saturday, the girl had received discipline for urinating on the floor and being defiant. She had been made to wash items in the bathtub.

Later in the evening while the girl was again washing items out in the tub, Adriana Lytle had left the room and when she returned, found her unresponsive in the water.  The child died about midnight Saturday after Jonathan Lytle rushed the 4-year-old girl to the emergency room at Deaconess Medical Center.

The couple admitted in the document to using a shock collar on the girl, beating her with a belt, and making her stand in uncomfortable positions while washing out urine soaked items in the bathtub, and dunking her head under water when she worked to slowly.

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