Friday, May 27, 2011

Dad indicted in death of 10-week-old daughter (Akron, Ohio)

Dad DENNIS WATSON has ben indicted on felony murder charges in the death of his infant daughter.

Father Indicted In Child's Death
5/24/2011 3:46:11 PM | Summit County Prosecutor's Office - news release

A man charged with causing the death of his infant daughter has been indicted by a grand jury.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that Dennis Watson, 31, of Dayton Street in Akron, was indicted by a Summit County Grand Jury on two counts of Felony Murder for allegedly causing the death of his daughter, 10 week old Avionna Watson. Watson was also indicted with Endangering Children, a felony of the third degree.

Watson will be arraigned on May 27, 2011 in Magistrate Shoemaker's court. A grand jury indicts on two counts to offer a potential jury "alternative theories" on what may have caused the baby's death, Felonious Assault or Child Endangering.

Avionna's mother, Deborah Helms, was indicted for Obstructing Official Business, a misdemeanor. Her case will be handled by Akron Municipal Court.