More delays plague accused murderer's case - KOTA Territory News

More delays plague accused murderer's case


Three judges, and months of delay mark the case against a Colorado man accused of causing the death of his girlfriend's two year old child last August.
Edward Berges, 23, is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated infant battery.

Seventh Circuit Judge Robert Mandel is the third judge to preside over the case, because of a scheduling issues in the wake of Judge Mary Thorstenson's leave from the circuit.

Defense attorneys hinted Thursday that they are working with the state towards a possible plea deal. 
In the meantime they plan on securing a local medical expert to testify at trial.

Their next hearing is scheduled for April 17th.
Berges could face a mandatory life sentence plus 40 years if found guilty of all charges.

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