Bail set at $1.5 million in toddler’s death

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MAPLEWOOD — A Maplewood man is being held on $1.5 million bail in the death of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter.

Thirty-five-year-old Leb Mike Meak appeared in Ramsey County District Court Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder.

Authorities say they were called to Meak’s home last Thursday and arrived to find the toddler unresponsive with bruising on her face and body.

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Meak was caring for the girl at his home. He allegedly told police that he “roughed her up a bit” when he was changing her diaper. Online court records do not list a defense attorney.