Miami County father charged after infant dies

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MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Criminal charges have been filed again a Miami County man accused of causing his infant’s death.

Devon Powell, 22, was arrested after the Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on East Washington Street in Bunker Hill on July 15, to a report that an infant was having trouble breathing.

The baby was airlifted to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne with a brain injury.

The baby died on Sunday and the cause of death has been determined to be brain hemorrhage due to blunt force trauma to the head and the manner of death is homicide.

Powell’s charges have been amended since the baby’s death.  He faces multiple felony charges, including neglect of a dependent resulting in the death of a child.

Powell is being held in the Miami County Jail. His bail is set at $113,000 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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