Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dad pleads guilty in death of infant son (Atkinson, Nebraska)

Dad is identified as MICHAEL A. SCHROEDER. No mention of the mother.


Father pleads guilty in death of son

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:09 pm
Special to the Daily News

O’NEILL — An Atkinson man accused of intentional child abuse following the death of his son appeared in Holt County District Court last week.

Michael A. Schroeder, 26, pled no contest to child abuse resulting in death, a Class 1B felony in his role of the death of his 8 1/2-month-old son Kalium D. Ebsen of Atkinson.

Schroeder appeared Feb. 23 and was represented by Holt County Public Defender Rod Smith.

District Judge Mark Kozisek set Schroeder’s sentencing date for May 4.

He was reprimanded back into the custody of the Holt County sheriff’s office and is being held at the Holt County Jail pending sentencing.

Schroeder was taken into custody on Nov. 1 by the Atkinson Police Department.

A court affidavit filed by an Atkinson office stated the boy was taken to West Holt Memorial Hospital the night of Oct. 26 after he had become unresponsive.

The infant was then flown to an Omaha hospital where he died Oct. 29.