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Court date set for Christiansburg man accused of killing girlfriend’s toddler son

Man faces six felony counts in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in 2019

McKenzie Hellman
McKenzie Hellman (WSLS 10)

ROANOKE, Va. – We now know when a Christiansburg man will be in court, facing multiple charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s son in 2019.

McKenzie Hellman’s two-day trial is scheduled to begin on October 5 at 9 a.m.

Kayla Thomas
Kayla Thomas (WSLS 10)

McKenzie Hellman and his girlfriend, Kayla Thomas, are accused of murdering and sexually abusing her 2-year-old son, Steven Dale Meek II.

McKenzie Hellman, 26, is facing six felony counts in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, Steven Meek II.
McKenzie Hellman, 26, is facing six felony counts in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, Steven Meek II. (WSLS)

Hellman faces the following charges:

  • Felony murder
  • Child abuse/neglect
  • Reproducing child pornography as an accessory
  • Producing child pornography as an accessory
  • Object sexual penetration as an accessory
  • Possession of child pornography

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