Father charged with second degree-murder in connection to baby’s death in Bedford County

He is currently being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Amherst without bond

A father was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and child neglect in the death of his 2-month-old baby, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – A father was arrested and is facing charges for the death of his 2-month-old baby, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday, Bedford deputies were called to a home on Saunders Road in the Vinton area of Bedford County for a 2-month-old who wasn’t breathing.

Deputies said they tried to save the baby, but ultimately, the child did not make it.

After an investigation by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Bedford County Child Protective Service, the baby’s father 20-year-old Jordan Cody Scheffler, of Vinton was arrested.

He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of felony child neglect, authorities say.

Investigators report Scheffler is currently being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Amherst without bond.

The sheriff’s office has extended its thoughts, prayers and condolences to the baby’s family during this difficult time.

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation.


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