Indiana NewsLocal News

Jury finds Mitchell Vanryn not guilty of murder

(Photo Supplied/Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – After deliberating for two hours, the jury has found Mitchell Vanryn not guilty of murder in the death of two-year-old Malakai Garrett.

Our partners in news at ABC 21 report the jury did find Vanryn guilty of aggravated battery and domestic battery.

The 28-year-old was accused of murdering his girlfriend’s son back in 2017. The child was rushed to a nearby fire station after he was found not breathing, and later died at a nearby hospital.

RELATED: Murder trial over 2-year-old’s death begins today

Vanryn will be sentenced on May 3rd. He faces 70 years in prison. The boy’s mother, Amber Garrett, is also facing neglect charges in the case.

Related posts

Judge assigned to Rovenstine’s trial, withdraws from case

Kayla Blakeslee

Suit Alleges NW Indiana Mobile Home Park Discriminated


Stutzman on Shutdown: “Only the American People Can Drag Harry Reid to the Negotiating Table”

Kayla Blakeslee

Leave a Comment