Sioux Falls father of 8-week-old baby pleads 'not guilty' to son's death

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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.

Dylan Castimore was arrested Tuesday morning.
Dylan Castimore was arrested Tuesday morning.

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

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