Not Guilty Pleas Entered For Father Accused In Baby's Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Not guilty pleas have been entered for a Sioux Falls man charged in the death of his infant son.

Dylan Castimore, 22, appeared via video from the Minnehaha County Jail Wednesday on charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of 8-week-old Daxton Castimore.

An autopsy determined the baby's death was caused by a skull fracture. A contributing factor in the child's death was a lacerated liver. Court documents say the infant had several other injuries, including broken ribs.

Castimore is being held on a $1 million cash bond.

Both charges carry a maximum of life in prison upon conviction. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 16.