Accused child killer says he helped, not hurt the toddler who was choking

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The man accused of murder and sodomy of a three year old girl in Lexington says he didn’t hurt the toddler, but rather, helped her because she was choking on cellophane, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Last week, 33-year old Andrew Buster was arrested for the December 2018 death of Lillyann Reck.

According to police, Reck was found at a Lexington apartment unresponsive and died four days later at the hospital.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports the medical examiner concluded she died from asphyxiation.

Andrew Buster says he’s not guilty.

On Tuesday, he was in court and according to the Herald Leader, a detective testified Buster told him Reck had choked on a cellophane cigarette wrapper as he tried to clean the apartment. He says he even cleared it from her airway.

The paper reports Reck did suffer an injury that could be consistent with sexual assault, but Buster’s attorney says there’s not enough evidence to charge his client.

Reck’s grandmother says she knows this was murder and she wants justice.

“Her sisters want justice. I want justice,” said Cindy Silvey, Reck’s grandmother.

Buster’s case will move on to a Fayette County Grand Jury for consideration.  He is still in jail on a $1 million bond.

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