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Suspect In 4-Year-Old's Suspicious Death Charged With Homicide

BUTLER (KDKA) – A man is now facing criminal homicide charges in the death of a 4-year-old Butler County boy.

Last week, arrested 20-year-old Keith Jordan Lambing on and outstanding bench warrant. He was initially deemed to be a person of interest in Bentley Miller's death. Within hours, he was deemed a suspect in the case.

Now, he's facing a list of charges including, criminal homicide, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

On March 21, investigators say Lambing had been watching Bentley at the Super 8 Motel in Butler, where he and the boy's mother had been living. Bentley's mother was at work that morning.

Lambing is not Bentley's father, but he and the boy's mother have a 4-month-old child together.

Police say Lambing called his mother, 43-year-old Kristen Herold, saying Bentley had a medical issue.

Officers allege Herold attempted to transport the 4-year-old from the Super 8 Motel to his biological father's home, all while the child was bleeding excessively from the rectum. She did not attempt to contact emergency services until the child became unresponsive.

The coroner ruled the boy's death as a homicide. The child had been beaten, burned and ultimately bled to death.

Herold, was charged in the case last week.

She is facing charges of hindering apprehension, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.

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