DES MOINES, Iowa — The teenager father accused of killing his infant son says he’s not guilty in the case.
Seventeen-year-old Drew Weehler-Smith of Des Moines is charged with first degree murder. His four-month-old son Gabriel McFarland died while in Weehler-Smith’s care in April.
Reports show the child died of abusive head trauma.
He is also charged with child endangerment resulting in death.
Weehler-Smith is free on a $80,000 cash bond, which was posted June 3rd.
A jury trial is now set for August 4th at the Polk County Courthouse.
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