Pierre man arrested in death of toddler

April 20, 2020 GMT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Pierre man has been arrested in the death of a toddler this past weekend.

Police Captain Brian Walz says officers were called to Avera St. Mary’s last Thursday after the two-year old child arrived at the hospital suffering from what Walz calls suspicious injuries. The toddler was later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital where the child died on Saturday.

KCCR reports the man is being held in the Hughes County Jail on a possible charge of first-degree manslaughter. The victim was not identified.


The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting Pierre police with the case.


This story has been corrected to correct ‘Department’ to ‘Division.’