Dad WILLIAM ECHARD in now in court for the death of his 4-month-old daughter. We originally posted on this case on July 21. Dad is accused of shaking the baby, causing fatal brain damage, and other prior abuse.
Harrison County Child Death Case Headed to Grand Jury
Posted Friday, August 28, 2009 ; 05:14 PM View Comments Post Comment
Updated Friday, August 28, 2009 ; 07:03 PM
Story by Susan Sullivan
CLARKSBURG -- A Harrison County man accused in the July 20 death of his four-month old daughter was in court Friday.
The judge says he found probable cause to send William Echard's case to circuit court.
Echard, 27, faces three counts of child abuse and one count of child abuse resulting in death.
The child's mother, Amber Messenger, 22, faces a charge of knowingly allowing child abuse resulting in death.
The grand jury will hear Messenger's case in September.