Butler County Times Gazette
  • NE Kan. man charged in baby's death

  • A Riley County man has been charged with murder in the death of a six-month-old baby.
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  • A Riley County man has been charged with murder in the death of a six-month-old baby.
    Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson says Michael P. Dechant was charged Monday with first-degree felony murder and one count of child abuse in the baby's death. He's being held on $500,000 bond.
    KMAN reports that the child was hospitalized with injuries late Friday and died early Monday at a Kansas City hospital.
    Dechant was originally charged with aggravated battery.
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