09-19-2019 Police and Fire

Police and Fire By Annette Christie Coloma man pleads guilty in death of daughter A Coloma man has admitted to killing his infant daughter while she was in his care. Scott Nathaniel Skinner, 31 was in the court of Berrien County Trial Court Judge Arthur Cotter last week when he told the court that his two-month-old daughter was crying and he shook her. His actions caused a brain injury that resulted in her death. Scott Skinner plead guilty to manslaughter. His attorney and the Prosecutor’s Office have agreed on an 8.5 year prison sentence, The sentencing hearing with Judge Cotter will be held on October 21. He is being held in the Berrien County Jail without bond.

Threat investigated at Hartford Schools Hartford Public Schools was placed in lockdown one evening last week, as athletic teams and the marching band were using the property for practice. Published reports stated that the Hartford Police informed the school of the threat. The school was placed in lockdown a little after 5:00 p.m. The individual, who made the threat to himself or others, was placed in custody but was not arrested.

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