- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors plan to dismiss a manslaughter charge stemming from the death of a 6-month-old baby in Cheyenne.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://goo.gl/5I4qrf ) Laramie County District Attorney Jeremiah Sandburg announced his intention Friday to dismiss the charge against Tyler Child in the June death of Clayton Lemmons, who was the son of Child’s then-girlfriend.

Coroner Ron Sargent held an inquest earlier this month to let a jury decide the baby’s manner and cause of death because the medical examiner who performed the autopsy listed it as undetermined.

The three-person jury picked by Sargent also returned a unanimous verdict of undetermined.

According to court documents, Child had been taking care of his girlfriend’s children when he called 911 to report that the infant didn’t appear to be breathing.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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