Danville, IN – After a thorough investigation by the Danville Metropolitan Police Department, 29-year-old Richard Osowski of Trafalgar, Indiana, has been formally charged with Aggravated Battery and Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death in Hendricks County Circuit Court.
Danville Officers were dispatched to Hendricks Regional Health on January 11th, 2020 in reference to a 4-month-old child who was brought into the ER reportedly displaying signs of a head injury. The child was transferred to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis and died 7 days later on January 18th.
The Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the injuries to the child were caused by blunt force trauma to the head and spine and officially ruled her death a homicide on September 10, 2020.
“Our department is deeply saddened by the death of this defenseless four-month-old baby girl. Our dedicated staff have worked tirelessly since the moment this call came in to bring justice for this heinous crime. Our investigation included a large amount of executed search warrants, countless interviews, a large amount of medical evidence and an unwavering resolve by everyone within our department to make sure this girl’s horrible death was solved.”
Osowski was booked into the Hendricks County Jail earlier this afternoon.
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