- The father of a 20-month-old boy will now face criminal charges in Oneida County Circuit Court in the death of the boy.
Trung Tran, 40, of Rhinelander, was arrested on Tuesday in the death of Avery Edwards.
An autopsy showed the 20-month-old Edwards died of blunt force trauma to the head on April 14. Tran's wife, Ellen Tran, 28, was watching the boy, and told police Edwards fell in the shower. But doctors treating Edwards thought it looked more like a child abuse case.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is recommending charges of Intentionally Neglecting a Child and Physical Abuse/Failure to Prevent Bodily Harm to a Child against Trung Tran. He'll be in Oneida County Court on Wednesday afternoon.
Ellen Tran was arrested shortly after Edwards' death in mid-April. She's now facing charges of First Degree Reckless Homicide. Ellen Tran is Edwards' stepmother.
Ellen Tran is free on $50,000 cash bond. A determination on bond for Trung Tran will be made at Wednesday's hearing.
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