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19 Year Old Liberal Man Arrested In Infants Death

Joe Denoyer - November 3, 2016 10:22 am

On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m., 911 operators received a call from a 19 year old male,  who was in route to Southwest Medical Center with his infant son, Zaiden Spencer. The father told the operators that his son wasn’t breathing. Despite vigorous life-saving efforts by emergency room personnel, Zaiden did not survive.

As is standard practice for child deaths, investigating officers responded to begin investigating the circumstances. An autopsy was performed by District 26 Coroner, Dr. Hubert Peterson, later that day. Preliminary investigation and autopsy results indicated the death was suspicious.

On Wednesday, November 2nd, the 19 year old male was arrested pursuant to the ongoing investigation. An affidavit will be submitted to the Seward County Attorney seeking charges of murder in the 1st degree and child abuse.

The investigation of this incident is ongoing.


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