Insurance device helps clear Ohio man in death
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:19

CLEVELAND (AP) — An insurance company monitoring device that records when a car is started and stopped has helped clear a northeastern Ohio man in the suffocation death of his 7-month-old daughter.

Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Beard was acquitted by a jury in Cleveland of murder and other charges. He was facing life in prison in the May 2011 death of Lynniah Beard.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/164I7Qt ) reports that prosecutors contended Beard suffocated the baby at 4:45 a.m.

But his attorney noted that the Progressive Snapshot device in his car showed he arrived and turned off the car at 4:44 a.m., and turned it back on three minutes later.

His attorney said that in those three minutes, Beard discovered the baby wasn't breathing and returned to the car to rush her to the hospital.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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