|BG man indicted for killing infant son|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 10:24|
On Wednesday, a Wood County grand jury indicted Brian E. Steinmiller, 31, of Brim Road, for murder, involuntary manslaughter and four counts of endangering children. All the charges involve his son, Carter, who died May 5.
The murder charge is an unspecified felony, which could result in a sentence of 15 years to life in prison should he be convicted. The involuntary manslaughter charge, a first-degree felony, is an alternative charge regarding the death. The first endangering count listed alleges Steinmiller did "recklessly abuse" the baby on the date of his death. That charge is a second-degree felony. A third-degree felony offense was also filed for Steinmiller's actions that day alleging he "did recklessly create a substantial risk" to the infant.
The final two endangering children charges allege prior abuse between the dates of Feb.1 and May 4, also involving Carter. They are separate but similar to the charges filed regarding the defendant's actions on the date of his son's death.
His case has been assigned to Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Pollex. A bond hearing has been set for 10 a.m. Thursday.
Steinmiller remains in custody at the Wood County jail. He is being held currently on a $300,000 bond set by the Bowling Green Municipal Court.
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