JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — A Kansas City man charged after the death of his girlfriend’s fifteen month old infant will not be tried at the end of the month.

Nathaniel Littlefield

Nathaniel Littlefield, 32 was babysitting the child while its mother was at work in May of 2016. Court documents say the child was found unconscious. An autopsy found he died of severe head trauma and a lacerated liver.

Littlefield is charged with second degree murder, two counts of abuse or neglect of a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.

A trial scheduled for July 30 was cancelled Tuesday and a pre-trial conference will take place instead at 9:00 a.m.