SEVIER COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 17, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A man convicted in the death of his daughter, who died the day before she would have turned a year old, has been arrested after failing to show up for sentencing.
David L. Anderson, 37, from Monroe, was taken into custody Wednesday in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to a statement from Sevier County Sheriff Nathan J. Curtis.
The statement says “(Anderson) and a female subject were trying to check into a homeless shelter. One of the patrons there checked Anderson’s name on Facebook and found the comments and shares about Anderson failing to show up in court the week before. The patron then called the local police department who were able to take Anderson into custody.”
Earlier this summer, Anderson was convicted of the 2016 death of his 12-month-old daughter, Siri Anderson, and was awaiting sentencing while out on bail.
He was charged with child abuse homicide, a second-degree felony, according to information released at the time of his initial arrest. The release said the arrest was made after the review of facts and information gathered by the Sheriff’s Office, the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office, and physicians.
Officials said Anderson had sole custody of the child for three months prior to her death. Deputies and detectives went to the residence on June 7, 2016, when Anderson said he had found Siri unresponsive in her crib. The child was taken to the hospital but could not be revived.
In his statement, Sheriff Curtis said extradition hearings are to be held so that Anderson can be brought back to Utah. It isn’t known at this time whether Anderson will fight the extradition.
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