Dad PAUL SANLAN FARTHING JR. is charged with murder in the death of his infant daughter.
April 29, 2010
Grand jury to hear infant murder case
By Brian Smith
Register News Writer
RICHMOND — The attorney for a Berea man charged with murder in the death of his infant daughter waived the case to a grand jury Wednesday.
Paul Sanlan Farthing Jr. is facing a murder charge in connection with the April 14 death of his daughter from injuries sustained in an alleged April 11 incident.
Farthing and attorney Meena Mohanty appeared in Madison District Court on Wednesday for a scheduled preliminary hearing in the case.
Mohanty told Madison District Judge Charles Hardin that her client had decided to waive the hearing, sending the charge on to a grand jury for possible indictment.
Farthing chose to waive the hearing after receiving a copy of the police report filed by Detective Joie Peters of the Kentucky State Police, Mohanty said.
Mohanty also asked Hardin to consider modifying the $100,000 cash bond to a lower amount, a request Hardin denied.
Farthing has been held in the Madison County Detention Center since his April 14 arrest, shortly after the child died of her injuries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
State police and child services personnel had responded to a home on Meadowlark Drive in Richmond on April 11 to a report of an infant being assaulted by her father, a state police news release stated after Farthing’s arrest.