Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dad charged with involuntary manslaughter in shooting death of 3-month-old son; mother did NOT live in home (Franklin County, Virginia)

Yet another one of those cases where MUCH is left unsaid.

1) Where is this little boy's mother? Did killer daddy JEREMIAH NEIDERHISER have full custody? Joint custody?

2) Did the father have a history of violence before the parents' separation, but somehow got his "rights" anyway? Who gave these rights to this father?

3) And why the hell is the SHOOTING death of a 3-YEAR-OLD merely "manslaughter"? Why isn't this being treated as a homicide?

Suspect lots of fathers rights shenanigans behind this one. A new addition for the Killer Dads and Custody list for Virginia.


Franklin Co. father charged in connection to Sunday shooting death of 3-year-old son
Jeremiah Neiderhiser is charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse/neglect

Noell Saunders Web Staff, WDBJ7

POSTED: 10:42 AM EDT Aug 25, 2015 UPDATED: 07:43 PM EDT Aug 25, 2015

FRANKLIN CO., Va. - A Franklin County father is charged with involuntary manslaughter following the shooting death of his 3-year-old son.

Jeremiah Neiderhiser, 32, of Hardy, is also charged with felony child abuse/neglect.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the death of the boy is “suspicious.”

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the 3-year-old boy was reported unconscious and unresponsive at 10:52 a.m. Sunday on Heatherton Drive. The boy had no signs of blood, according to deputies.

Rescue crews tried to resuscitate the boy, but the child died at the home.

An autopsy done Monday found that the boy died from a small caliber gunshot wound.

"Certainly we've seen a share number of very traumatic events this year and unfortunately children are involved in those," Capt. Paul Caldwell of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators say they may have questions for the child's mother who was not living at the home at the time of the boy's death.

And there is a possibility the father's charges could change once the investigation is complete.

Neiderhiser is being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail on a $250,000 bond.