A 22-year-old father made his initial court appearance Wednesday where he's being charged in connection to the death of his 8-week-old son.
Dylan Castimore, of Sioux Falls, appeared via video from the Minnehaha County Jail for his first court appearance since being arrested in connection to the death of his 8-week-old son Daxton Castimore on Saturday.
The Minnehaha County coroner determined Daxton Castimore's death was caused by a skull fracture caused by an assault and a contributing factor of death was a lacerated liver, resulting in homicide, according to court documents.
Prior reporting: Father of 8-week-old arrested for murder in Sioux Falls, police say.
The baby had several injuries including broken ribs, a black eye and bruising, according to court documents.
A "not guilty" plea was entered for Dylan Castimore who is charged with second degree murder and first degree manslaughter.
The murder charge is a Class B felony in South Dakota punishable by a required life-in-prison sentence and a possible $50,000 fine, according to the judge.
Manslaughter is a Class C felony in South Dakota punishable by up to life-in-prison and $50,000 bond.
The state requested a $1 million cash-only bond and added the condition that if Castimore were to be released on bond he'd have no contact with anybody under 18.
Castimore's next court appearance will be a preliminary hearing on Dec. 16, according to court documents.
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This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Sioux Falls man makes plea in case involving infant son's death