Kansas man faces 2nd murder trial over infant’s 2018 death

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – A northeast Kansas man accused of killing a 2½-month-old infant faces a second trial in January after his first trial resulted in a hung jury.

The Manhattan Mercury reports that D’Khari Lyons faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse over the November 2018 death of Michael Calvert Jr. Authorities said the infant died from head trauma after sustaining severe internal injuries.

Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled the start of a second trial for Jan. 13. The first was in September.

Wilson also lowered Lyons’ bond to $100,000 from $500,000.

Defense attorney Cole Hawver said Lyons is not a flight risk and has no prior criminal history.

Prosecutors allege Lyons lashed out at the baby in momentary frustration at his crying while watching him for a girlfriend.

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