Jury finds Mitchell Vanryn not guilty of murder

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – After deliberating for two hours, the jury has found Mitchell Vanryn not guilty of murder in the death of two-year-old Malakai Garrett.

Our partners in news at ABC 21 report the jury did find Vanryn guilty of aggravated battery and domestic battery.

The 28-year-old was accused of murdering his girlfriend’s son back in 2017. The child was rushed to a nearby fire station after he was found not breathing, and later died at a nearby hospital.

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Vanryn will be sentenced on May 3rd. He faces 70 years in prison. The boy’s mother, Amber Garrett, is also facing neglect charges in the case.


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