Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dad indicted for murder of 25-month-old son (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Dad is identified as OLIVER SEIGEFRED FELIX. Once again, no mention of a mother in the home. Single dad?

Father indicted in Lynchburg in death of child

25-month-old died in April of 2013

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:21 pm

Steve Hardy A man has been indicted for murder in the death of his 25-month-old son.

Last week, a Lynchburg grand jury returned three indictments on Oliver Seigefred Felix, 39, for murder, felony child abuse and felony child endangerment, Lynchburg police wrote in a Thursday afternoon news release.

In April 2013, the child, Simeon Orhyon Tyler was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with "significant injuries," officers wrote.

He was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he later died.

"After the indictments were issued, an extensive week-long search in Lynchburg and Amherst County ... resulted in Mr. Felix surrendering to the Lynchburg police department on March 19 without incident," the release states.

Felix appeared in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Thursday for an attorney advisement hearing. Leigh Drewry was retained as his attorney; Drewry said it was too early in the process to comment.

Lynchburg Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Bethany Harrison, the prosecutor, did not disclose details of the case on Thursday when reached for comment. A bond hearing is set for next Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Lynchburg Circuit Court.