Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dad charged in death of 2-week-old daughter appears in court (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Dad is identified as MICHAEL SCHUMM.

Father Charged In Child Abuse Case Appears In Court

Rachel Skytta, KDLT News Weekend Anchor
POSTED: 04:47 PM CDT Aug 11, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A 21-year-old Sioux Falls man turned himself in after a warrant was issued following the death of his infant daughter.

Michael Schumm is charged with child abuse and neglect as well as possession of marijuana.

The charges stem from the death of Schumm's two-week-old daughter last week.

Schumm was home with the infant when she stopped breathing. Police say he did not call 9-1-1 until 25 minutes after he knew something was wrong.

Police also found more than two ounces of marijuana in his apartment.

A judge has set Schumm's bond at $15,000. He is also ordered to have no contact with children under the age of seven.

Schumm is allowed to submit a request to attend his daughter's funeral.