Delay in trial for man charged with death of infant

Bryan Draper Vilcone is charged with murder in the death of an infant

An Oskaloosa man charged with murder in the death of an infant won't stand trial until next year.

Bryan Draper Vilcone, 24, was scheduled to be in a Mahaska County courtroom on December 3 to face a first degree murder charged in the death of 7-week-old Raelynn M. Hart.

Iowa online court records indicate that at a hearing on Monday, District Judge Annette Scieszinski continued that trial until early March. The record indicates the court is anticipating a trial that will last roughly 11 days.

Vilcone was arrested in April of this year after emergency personnel responded to a call from a Mahaska County hospital.

When responders arrived, they found Hart suffering from severe injuries. Hart's mother told investigators the child had been in the care of Vilcone, whom she described as a family friend.

Raelynn died a few days later at a Des Moines hospital.

Vilcone has remained in custody since his arrest on a $500,000 bond.

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