Jakarriah Patterson vigil held, father charged in Lansing death

March 24, 2014 5:53:51 AM PDT
A vigil was held Sunday night in south suburban Lansing for a 2-year-old girl as family and friends gathered to remember Jakarriah Patterson, who died Wednesday.

The child's father is charged with her death.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Jeremiah Thompson became upset when his daughter had an accident before making it to the bathroom.

They say Thompson beat the child so severely that she died from her injuries.

Thompson was on parole for robbery.

Donations are being accepted to help with Jakarriah's funeral costs: Jakarriahpatterson.mydagsite.com