Authorities have dismissed the case against a Nebraska man charged in the child abuse death of his girlfriend’s daughter. The toddler, 3-year-old Misty, died last December from head injuries allegedly caused by Adam Jesseph, 25, and Doris Herrin, 28.
Authorities charged Jesseph and Herrin with child abuse resulting in death after the toddler died. Attorney Jim Mcgough, representing Jesseph, said that further investigation found no criminal involvement by his client and showed the girl’s mother acted alone. “He is heartbroken over what happened to Misty, Mcgough said.
The couple showed up with an unresponsive Misty at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital emergency room on December 10, 2010. They said the little girl had fallen while unattended in her bedroom. Misty was transported later the same day to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where she underwent emergency surgery for a brain injury.
She was removed from life support and died the following day.
According to police, they investigated the incident as possible child abuse, resulting in the removal of Misty’s 7-year-old sister from the home. She will remain in protective custody until the investigation is over.
Herrin faces 20 years to life in prison if she is convicted during her January trial.
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