Eugene Man Acquitted in Baby’s Death
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man has been acquitted on charges alleging he caused the death of a baby in 2012.
The Register-Guard reports a Lane County Circuit Court jury reached a not guilty verdict Wednesday in the case against 34-year-old Tyler James Doyle. The jury acquitted Doyle of the first-degree manslaughter charge filed against him last year.
The jury also found Doyle not guilty on charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminal negligent homicide.
Doyle was arrested in October 2018, accused of causing the death of 4-month-old Kelsyn James Kamakani Oetken, “under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life,” according to a grand jury indictment filed at the time.
Eugene police investigated the case as a homicide, saying the infant was found to have sustained “significant brain trauma” consistent with having been violently shaken.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com