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Kinsley's dad says new baby boy isn't his

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 11:30:04-05

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio -- The cowboy-themed nursery was all for naught: Scott Senft is not the father of Rebekah Kinner's baby boy after all.

 

Man oh man oh man

Posted by Scott Senft on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Senft -- whose daughter with Kinner died in December after suffering what prosecutors allege was "excessive physical discipline" -- said he wanted custody of the newborn, believing it was his child. Senft was so confident he even decorated a nursery for the boy, complete with a mounted animal's head over the crib, a lasso and the words "Cowboy Up" spelled out of the wall.

 

So this is what we've been workin on for little man!!! I love how it's comin along!!!

Posted by Scott Senft on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kyle Rapier, Rebekah Kinner's attorney, said Kinner was ending a relationship with Senft and had a brief relationship with a friend before she found out she was pregnant.

She gave birth Monday and named the 8-pound, 5-ounce boy Wyatt Matthew Kinner, Rapier said. Senft wanted to name the boy Kingsley, in honor of his and Kinner's late daughter, Kinsley.

“We will be getting a name change. I will have the baby by the end of the week,” Senft told WCPO media partner the Journal-News.

But by late Thursday, that had all changed: Senft posted on Facebook that he learned he was not the newborn's father.

 

Well man the baby isn't mine... Just glad I'm with good friends and dads with me right now at this pool tournamnet, I'm sorry everyone... I tried

Posted by Scott Senft on Thursday, February 4, 2016

 

Rebekah Kinner and her boyfriend, Bradley Young, have been indicted in connection with Kinsley's death. The 2-year-old was not breathing when she was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center the morning of Dec. 2; Senft said his daughter had been on life support and met criteria to be declared brain dead in the state of Ohio. She died late the next day.

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Kinsley suffered "contusions across her head and body, subdural hemorrhage, cerebral edema and diffused bilateral retinal hemorrhages, which ultimately caused her death," according to court documents obtained by the Journal-News.

Kinsley Kinner shortly before she passed away. Photo by Scott Senft via Facebook

Butler County prosecutors accuse Rebekah Kinner of doing nothing to stop the abuse they allege Young inflicted on her child, something Kinner's attorney disputes.

"It's being spun that she was just standing there and did nothing, and that's not her side at all," Rapier said.

MORE: Why Kinner gave grand jury testimony

Young pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of endangering children and involuntary manslaughter.

Kinner pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and permitting child abuse.