Grand jury indicts baby shaking suspect

NORWALK A Norwalk man accused of shaking a baby to death was indicted by grand jury Friday in Huron County Common Pleas court
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

NORWALK

A Norwalk man accused of shaking a baby to death was indicted by grand jury Friday in Huron County Common Pleas court.

Jeffrey Resor, 26, 30 block of Bouscay St. in Norwalk, was indicted on murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges.

Resor's preliminary hearing was waived and his arraignment is scheduled for sometime next week, said Prosecutor Russell Leffler.

Resor was charged with murder April 12 for the injuries that led to the death of 11-month-old Donovan Lykins during the morning of Feb. 24.

Baby Donovan was transported by Northcentral EMS to Fisher-Titus Medical Center at 1:17 a.m. At 2:14 a.m., his body was flown by medical helicopter to Akron Children's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Summit County coroner's office performed an autopsy on the infant and issued a report of their finding to the Norwalk Law Director's office last week. The coroner determined baby Donovan died of sudden impact syndrome, which prompted the law director's office to rule the death a homicide.

If Resor is convicted of all three charges, he could be sentenced for the child endangerment and either the murder or manslaughter charge.

The murder charge is felony of the first degree carrying a maximum of 15 years to life while involuntary manslaughter, a felony of the first degree, carries a three to 10 year sentence.