Trial set for dad accused in baby’s death

Cory Wallace (Provided Photo/Delaware County Jail)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Jan. 25 trial has been scheduled for a 23-year-old Indianapolis man charged in his 5-month-old son’s death in Muncie earlier this year.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports Cory Wallace is charged with counts including arson and neglect of a dependent resulting in death. He was arrested Aug. 7.

Wallace told a Delaware County judge Monday that he needs a public defender. The judge granted his request and set bond at $180,000. Wallace said he hadn’t yet reviewed the charges against him.

Police say Wallace told them he dropped his son on a hardwood floor on Feb. 10 and placed him in a playpen instead of seeking medical attention. Police say Wallace said he determined hours later that his son died and set two fires in his son’s bedroom. 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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