No Bond For W.V. Man Charged In Baby's Death

ELKINS, W.V. (AP) - A Harrison County man will remain in jail while he awaits trial on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend's baby.

The Inter-Mountain says Lewis County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Keadle denied 23-year-old Christopher Thomas Sheppard's request for a bond hearing this week.

Keadle had revoked Sheppard's original $50,000 bond on Nov. 10 after the Hepzibah man was indicted by a Lewis County grand jury.

Sheppard's trial is scheduled for Feb. 21, 2012.

Prosecutors say Sheppard was babysitting at a Jane Lew apartment and left the 14-month-old boy unattended during a bath. The child fell out of the sink and landed on his head. He died of brain trauma. Sheppard is accused of doing nothing until the mother returned home.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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