Very cold weather is forecast for the Ozarks tonight. Additional winter weather is likely starting Wednesday in the for of freezing rain and snow.
The 3-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl and 7-month-old girl showed no obvious signs of trauma, police said.
His lawyer has requested that Avenatti be moved from the cell where it "feels like it is in the mid-40s" to general population.
"The investigation has now changed from a hit-run collision to homicide," a police official said.
"The coyote attacked a young child, and the child's dad went into protection mode and suffocated the coyote until it succumbed," police said.
About 22,000 people attended the rally, 6,000 on Capitol Square and 16,000 outside the security gates, authorities said.