Pana Man Charged in Baby's Death Appears in Court


PANA – The man police say is responsible for the death of his own baby, made an appearance in court, on Tuesday.

22-year old Robert Stivers is facing battery charges, after his 4 month-old died on February 8th. 

In court, a special agent with the Illinois State Police took the stand. He says during interviews with family members, they told police they were worried about Stivers' temper.

He will be back in court March 14th, for a pre-trial hearing.  The jury trial set to start May 23rd.

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