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Bluefield man is found guilty in death of 8-week-old son

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Cassidy Byrd, 24, is found guilty of second degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. His son Ethan died from head trauma in April 2014. Cassidy Byrd, 24, is found guilty of second degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. His son Ethan died from head trauma in April 2014.

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The murder trial against a Bluefield man accused of killing his eight-week-old son has ended with a verdict in Mercer County.

Cassidy Byrd, 24, is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse resulting in death. 

Police say on April 5, Cassidy Bird called 911 from the Edgemont Drive home the family was living in. He told dispatchers his son, Ethan Byrd, was having trouble breathing.The baby was taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival. An autopsy confirmed trauma to the head as the cause of  death. 

In July 2014, Byrd was attacked by two inmates while waiting in a holding cell at the Mercer County Courthouse. He suffered minor injuries

Byrd is currently being held in Southern Regional Jail. He was expected to enter into a plea agreement last month to the charge of child abuse resulting in death, but the Judge Omar Aboulhosn rejected it. 

Previous reports below:

DEATH OF INFANT UNDER INVESTIGATION

WARRANT ISSUED FOR BLUEFIELD MAN CHARGED IN INFANT'S DEATH

SUSPECTS CHARGED AFTER DOUBLE PRISON BEATING

http://www.wvva.com/story/25415370/2014/05/02/death-of-infant-under-investigation-in-bluefield

http://www.wvva.com/story/25415370/2014/05/02/death-of-infant-under-investigation-in-bluefield

http://www.wvva.com/story/26107793/2014/07/24/suspects-charged-after-double-prison-beating

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