Springfield couple charged with baby’s death has court date set

Brandon Beedy and Caitlyn Heinzen
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Brandon Beedy and Caitlyn Heinzen

A Springfield couple accused in the death of their 21-month-old son is due in court later this month.

Caitlyn Heinzen, 27, and Brandon Beedy, 33, are due in court for a preliminary hearing on May 31. They were indicted last month with involuntary manslaughter and endangering children in Clark County Common Pleas Court in connection with the death of Camden Beedy.

They are set to appear in front of Clark County Common Pleas Judge Douglas Rastatter.

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However, online court records indicate Beedy has retained a lawyer and is seeking to push the hearing back. The records show Beedy is being represented by Griff Nowicki. A phone message left for Nowicki seeking comment for this article was not immediately returned.

Camden Beedy was found dead on Jan. 12 in a home on 1991 Kenton St., according to Springfield police.

“When officers and medics arrived at the scene, they discovered 21-month-old, Camden Beedy, deceased,” a press release from police says. “During the investigation and through the final autopsy report, the official cause of death of the child was determined to be dehydration.”

Camden was described in a police report as a 35-pound boy with brown hair and blue eyes.

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The couple was secretly indicted in Clark County Court about three months after the boy’s death.

A jury trial was also scheduled for July 7 for both defendants. However, Nowicki has also filed a motion to get that continued as well, according to the records.

Neither suspect was listed as an inmate in Clark County jail Tuesday.