Bond has been set and posted in the case of the Gower man charged in the death of his young son.
In a hearing Friday, May 14, the court set the bond for Dillon Ray Livingston at $50,000 cash with a 10 percent deposit, including GPS monitoring to and from work. The court also instituted house arrest with the exception of travel to and from court, the doctor’s office, attorney’s office and supervision services.
Livingston will be required to report to supervision services each week and cannot have contact with minors. Bond was posted and the next hearing in the case is scheduled for Friday, June 4.
Livingston faces three felony charges, including second degree murder (Class A felony), abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death (Class A felony), and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in emotional physical injury (Class B felony).
According to the probable cause statement in the case, Livingston’s five-month-old son died in February after being in his lone care. In the document, authorities state that child’s injuries were consistent with abuse and allege Livingston first stated the child had rolled out of a recliner, but that he later admitted to handling the child too forcefully when the child had become too fussy.
Also in the probable cause, it states that the mother reported that in November 2020, she had noted severe bruising to the five-month-old’s twin brother after the children were in Livingston’s care. According to the statement, Livingston initially denied any knowledge of the bruising to the mother but later told her he had accidentally dropped the child. The investigator states in the probable cause that the injuries documented by the mother were more consistent with abuse, rather than a fall.
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