Neighbors of murdered 4-year-old Spokane girl speak outPosted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors of the 4-year-old Spokane girl allegedly killed at the hand of her parents are speaking out about what they saw before the girl's death.
According to court documents, Summer, the daughter of 28-year-old Jonathan D. Lytle and 32-year-old Adriana L. Lytle died after being beaten with a belt and a large spoon.
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. They also reportedly used a shock collar on her.
Both parents are now sitting in the Spokane County Jail on $500,000 bond.
On Tuesday, neighbors of the Lytle's said they were sorry that they didn't or couldn't do anything to help. Someone left balloons with the words, "I'm sorry" on them in front of the door where the family lived. Neighbors are also hoping to put up a memorial for Summer - a young girl that many said they didn't see very often.Meanwhile, the investigation into the child's death continues, according to police. Jonathan Lytle's SUV sits outside covered with evidence tape. It was the same vehicle used to take Summer to the emergency room before she passed away.
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