CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has ordered a Chicago man held without bail in the stabbing death of a 12-year-old girl.

Assistant State’s Attorney Guy Lisuzzo said Tuesday that Alexis Stubbs can be heard on voicemail screaming “daddy don’t” while she was stabbed late Sunday. John Singleton is charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Lisuzzo says the 31-year-old Singleton and the girl’s mother were arguing over the phone when the girl’s cries were recorded.

Police say Singleton previously served jail time for attacking the girl’s mother. An assistant public defender told the judge Tuesday that Singleton has a history of mental health problems and suicidal thoughts.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said it had contact with Alexis last year over a child-neglect allegation it determined wasn’t credible.

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