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Bluefield man is sentenced to 40 years for death of infant son

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 MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The Mercer County man found guilty in the beating death of his infant son is sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Cassidy Byrd, 24, of Bluefield, WV was back in court on Monday for his sentencing hearing in front of Circuit Court Judge Omar Oboulhosn. Byrd was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse resulting in death back in March.

Police say on April 5, 2014, Cassidy Bird called 911 from the Edgemont Drive home the family was living in. He told dispatchers his son, Ethan Byrd, 8-weeks old, 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.

Previous reports below:

DEATH OF INFANT UNDER INVESTIGATION

WARRANT ISSUED FOR BLUEFIELD MAN CHARGED IN INFANT'S DEATH

BLUEFIELD MAN IS FOUND GUILTY IN DEATH OF 8-WEEK-OLD SON

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/28611793/2015/03/25/bluefield-man-on-trial-for-the-death-of-his-8-week-old-son

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


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