by Carlos Garcia at Blazemedia
The shocking alleged rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl by a homeless man has stunned the Topeka, Kansas, community after neighbors said they had warned child protection officials about the dangerous situation at her home.
The Topeka Police Department said they were called to a disturbance at about 6 p.m. at a Dillons gas station on Monday. They said they found a 5-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries and rushed her to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
She was identified as Zoey Felix.
Investigators said they were quickly able to identify a suspect in the crime and arrested 25-year-old Mickel Cherry the next morning at about 4:15 a.m. His address was listed as homeless, and he was charged with first-degree murder and rape after an investigation.
Neighbors said that Cherry had lived with Felix at her home before her mother kicked her out onto the street along with her teenage sister and father. They believe she was raped and murdered at a homeless encampment…Continue Reading