Conneaut Ohio Man Possibly Facing Death Penalty

Published 04/04 2014 01:13PM

Updated 04/04 2014 06:25PM

April 4. 2014- Joshua Million told his girlfriend and Conneaut Ohio Police that nothing happened to cause the death of 4 year old Melanie Powell on the night of February 6, 2014. That's according to the prosecutors who brought charges of murder rape and assault to a grand jury, received and indictment and are attending his arraignment on those charges today.

The girl's mother took her to the Conneaut Medical Center that night when she wouldn't wake up. Medical staff there alerted police.

Melanie Powell died at Cleveland University Hospital the next day. The cause of Melanie's death was blunt force trauma to her head according to the Cuyahoga County Medical examiner.

Because there is evidence the girl had been raped and prosecutors say it happened in connection with the murder, the death penalty could be considered according to Ashtabula County prosecutors.

Joshua Million is held in the Ashtabula County Jail without bond

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