Manslaughter charge brought in baby's death

NORWICH – A Cincinnatus man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 16-month-old boy. The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Jason Sherman, 24, Piety Hill, Cincinnatus, for first degree manslaughter (a Class B felony) and second degree assault (a Class D felony). Police allege Sherman caused the death of 16-month-old child, Marshal Lee Barber Jr.

On Nov. 10, 2006 at about 7 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to 109 Loomis Lane in the Town of Pitcher to investigate the death of the infant Barber. The boy was discovered unresponsive in his bed and was taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by Emergency Room doctors.

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