Monday, May 02, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Saturday, 2/16/2013

Mom ruled competent for trial over death of Wood County infant

BOWLING GREEN — The mother of a 3-month-old boy who died last year from abusive head trauma has been found competent to stand trial on a charge of endangering children.

Wood County Common Pleas Judge Robert Pollex issued the ruling Tuesday, based on a report from the Court Diagnostic and Treatment Center, which evaluated Rebecca Steinmiller, 26, of rural Bowling Green. She is charged with failing to seek medical care or alert authorities when she knew her infant son Carter’s arm was broken.

Brian Steinmiller, 31, the baby’s father, is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and four counts of endangering children stemming from the infant’s death.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories