Need to catch up on crime news? Here are three stories the Springfield News-Sun reported during the week of April 21 to 27.
Springfield couple charged in baby’s death
Caitlyn Heinzen, 27, and Brandon Beedy, 33, were charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony endangering children in connection to their son’s death.
»PREVIOUS REPORT: Springfield couple charged in baby’s death
Camden Beedy, 21 months, was found dead on Jan. 12, according to Springfield police. The cause of death was determined to be dehydration, according to Springfield police.
Heinzen was arrested on Thursday and was placed in the Clark County, according to a press release from police says. As of Friday, Beedy was hospitalized for an unrelated medical issue.
Springfield man found guilty of attempted murder in stabbing incident
Aaron Webb, 30, was convicted of attempted murder in Clark County Common Pleas Court, according to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.
»PREVIOUS REPORT: Springfield man found guilty of attempted murder in stabbing incident
“On Sept. 23, 2018, Aaron J. Webb, of Springfield, attacked a man by stabbing him multiple times in the back,” Clark County Prosecutor Dan Driscoll said in a statement.
“He also stabbed the victim under his chin with such force that the blade penetrated his mouth and into his tongue.”
Webb is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.
‘Suspicious’ fire started at Springfield trailer
Springfield police and fire units responded to at least one fire at a trailer on Dayton Avenue in Springfield Thursday.
Initial reports to firefighters indicate the fire was started by someone throwing Molotov cocktails. However, investigators found no evidence the explosive device was used.
Investigators did say the fire is considered suspicious and no injuries were reported.
Video obtained by the Springfield News-Sun shows a person running from a trailer after a suspicious fire on Dayton Avenue in Springfield.
The video shows a person, who neither police or fire investigators identified as a suspect, carry a gas can inside the trailer and run away after an explosion.
The fire caused damage to the entire interior of the trailer, Springfield Fire Captain Jeff Powell said.
Items collected as evidence will be sent to a lab for evaluation, Powell said.
Fire investigators will work with police to examine all evidence, including video footage.
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