Man Arrested in Toddler’s Death Remains Jailed
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A 24-year-old man arrested in the death of an 18-month-old boy in Sioux Falls will remain in custody on a $1 million bond.
Manegabe Chebea Ally is charged with alternate counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.
The Argus Leader reports that Ally made his initial court appearance Friday. He heard the charges against him and was advised of his rights through a Swahili interpreter.
Minnehaha County Deputy State's Attorney Don Hanson asked a judge to require that Ally be held on a $1 million bond. Deputy Public Defender Kenny Jacobs did not make any arguments on the bond amount.
Ally told police the child fell off a bed on Christmas Eve, but doctors said such a fall could not have caused the child's injuries.
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