Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dad accused of felony murder in death of 3-month-old son (Bismarck, North Dakota)

Dad AARIN CROTTY is charged with felony murder in the shaking death of his 3-month-old son.


Published January 26 2010
ND father accused of murder given more prep time

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of shaking to death his infant son has been granted more time before trial.

Twenty-year-old Aarin Cratty has pleaded not guilty to a felony murder charge that could land him in prison for life if he is convicted. He is accused in the October death of 3-month-old Hank Cratty.

Judge David Reich on Monday granted a 60-day extension on court proceedings. A trial date will be set sometime after June 1.

Prosecutor Lloyd Suhr said the timeline would give the North Dakota State Lab enough time to complete all of its autopsy reports and for the attorneys to study the reports.