Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 3, 2013

Giles County man found not guilty on involuntary manslaughter charge

PEARISBURG, Va. —  A jury found a Giles County man not guilty of involuntary manslaughter today in connection with the death of his child in 2011.

Aaron Edwards, 26, of Rich Creek, was found not guilty by a Giles County jury Friday afternoon, according to a spokesperson with the Giles County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Edwards was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the March 11, 2011 death of a child in his custody, but the child abuse charges were dropped on May 1.

Edwards’ wife, Karen Edwards, is scheduled to stand trial on charges of child abuse in August. 

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