Slayton trial set for Thursday

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017

PRINCE EDWARD — A Farmville man’s trial in connection with his allegedly inflicting life-threatening injuries to a 9-month-old infant is set for Thursday.

Jamie Russell Slayton was arrested in September 2015 for shaking the then-9-month-old infant, according to police. He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, felony child abuse/neglect, cruelty and injuries to a child and domestic assault and battery, according to a press release from the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office.

Slayton was indicted for the alleged offense April 19, 2016. Following the reported incident, Slayton took the infant to Centra Southside Community Hospital. The child was later transported to the VCU Medical Center in Richmond and treated for “life-threatening injuries” according to the press release.

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Slayton was arrested following a joint investigation with Social Services and the sheriff’s office. Malicious wounding carries a potential sentence of life imprisonment, while felony child neglect carries a sentence of up to 10 years in jail and the maximum punishment for assault and battery of a family or household member is 12 months in jail.