Posted at 4 p.m. Nov. 3, 2016

Wyoming Man accused in the death of
13-month old boy

After two delays, the Wyoming man accused in the death of a 13-month-old boy was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless child endangering enhanced by controlled substances on Monday, Oct. 31, in Laramie County Circuit Court. The suspect, Logan Hunter Rogers, also requested a lawyer on Monday.

Documents filed on Friday Oct. 28, accuse Rogers, 23, of killing the 13-month-old boy on or between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. According to court documents, Rogers was also charged with a count of reckless child endangering for allegedly knowingly and willfully causing or allowing the boy to absorb, inhale or otherwise ingest methamphetamine on or between those dates.

Those charges mean, if convicted, Rogers could face up to 25 years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine. His bond was previously set at $500,000 cash.

The charging documents state Rogers initially told the boy’s mother, his girlfriend, that he let Santiago, a friend of his, take the boy fishing and camping.

The investigation initially began last Wednesday, Oct. 26, when the boy’s grandfather reported him missing.

Rogers’ next court date will be a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 9. If he waives his right to that hearing or there is probable cause found to support the charges, Rogers’ case will move to Laramie County District Court for trial.

According to a press release from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department the search for the boy’s body in the landfill west of Ault, Colorado, is underway. Several agencies are cooperating with the search including the Weld County Sheriff’s Department, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Laramie County Emergency Management, the 84th Civil Support team from the Wyoming National Guard, Laramie County Road and Bridge, Laramie County Fire District One, The Red Cross and Salvation Army.

The release also said there will be no access to the landfill and updates will be posted as they happen.


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