A southeast South Dakota man accused of killing his infant son is to set stand trial next spring. 37-year-old Chris Miller of Scotland is accused of killing 4-month-old Jacob last March by shaking and beating him.
Miller has pleaded not guilty to several charges, including murder. The trial will take place in Tyndall and is expected to last ten days.
Defense attorneys have been seeking the medical records of Miller's wife. They claim that Stacy Miller was depressed before and after giving birth and was unstable. Her attorney has said that Miller's attorneys want to cast suspicion on her. The Press & Dakotan newspaper reports that a judge this week said he will review the medical records to see if there is any material that is relevant to the case.