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Published April 25, 2012, 10:12 PM

Jury Finds Marsden Not Guilty of 3 Murder Counts

WARREN, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Damien Marsden, the Grygla man who was charged with murder in connection to the death of his four-month-old son was found not guilty on all three counts late Wednesday.

By: Forum Communications,

WARREN, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Damien Marsden, the Grygla man who was charged with murder in connection to the death of his four-month-old son was found not guilty on all three counts late Wednesday.

Marsden, 33, testified in court that he never harmed or neglected his son, Rylin. The prosecution focused on testimony from medical officials who pointed out that the child's injuries were not caused by him falling off of a bed, which Marsden told authorities was what happened in August 2009.

The twelve-member jury received the case around 4:30 p.m. and deliberated for less than four hours before coming to the verdict.

Marsden was facing three counts: second-degree murder without intent while committing assault in the first-degree, second-degree murder while committing child neglect and second-degree murder while committing child endangerment.

Each count carried a maximum of 40 years in prison if he had been convicted.

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