- Courtney Le’ann Hansche, 26, and her boyfriend, Michael Nordbye, 27, took four-year-old Jaydenn Hansche, to a hospital November 15, where she died
- The girl’s aunt said: ‘We lost our little angel with an attitude’
- Hansche and Nordbye have been charged with first degree murder, first degree rape and child abuse
- The pair appeared before a judge Wednesday for a probable cause hearing and their bond has not been set
An Oklahoma couple has been arrested for the rape and murder of the woman’s four-year-old daughter.
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 26-year-old Courtney Le’ann Hansche and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Michael Nordbye Tuesday on charges stemming from the death of her daughter, Jaydenn Hansche.
On November 15, the couple took the unresponsive child to St. John hospital in Owasso, Oklahoma where she was later pronounced dead, KJRH reported.
The mother and her boyfriend were both charged with first degree murder, first degree rape and child abuse.
According to WCSO Undersheriff Steve Johnson, the arrests come following ‘an intensive investigation’ conducted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigators, Washington County District Attorney’s Office and the OSBI.
‘The manner of death is listed as homicide by the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office,’ he said. ‘This matter is still under investigation.’
At the time of the little girls’ death, her great aunt, Debbie Blackwood, said the family was trying to focus on what they call ‘the good.’
‘We lost our little angel with an attitude,’ Blackwood told KJRH. ‘To me, that’s the perfect description of Jay Jay.’
The little girl’s grandfather David Hansche told KJRH: ‘I miss hearing her call me grandpa when I come through the door.’
Nordbye and the child’s mother appeared before a judge Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.
Their bond has not been set and they are being held in Washington County Jail.