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June 27, 2013

Date set for murder trial for infant death

OSKALOOSA —

The trial date has been set for an Oskaloosa man accused of first-degree murder for the death of an infant in April.

On April 18, at approximately 6:52 p.m., officers with the Oskaloosa Police Department responded to the Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Room to investigate a report of possible child abuse. When officers arrived, they discovered that 7-week-old Raelynn M. Hart was receiving treatment for injuries. The child’s mother informed officers that Hart received the injuries while in the care of a family friend, 24-year-old Bryan Draper Vilcone, of 707 Second Ave. E. in Oskaloosa.

Hart was later transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment of her injuries. On Sunday, April 21, Hart died at Mercy Medical Center as a result of injuries she received on April 18.

Oskaloosa police arrested Vilcone on April 23. He was charged with first-degree murder, a Class A felony. Vilcone pleaded not guilty on June 17.

The pre-trial conference is scheduled for Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. in Mahaska County District Court. The trial date is set for Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

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