Mom charged with misdemeanor in toddler’s death at hands of babysitter

Mar 25, 2018 | Uncategorized |

The mother of a boy beaten to death in a Marilla trailer home a year ago has been charged with a misdemeanor in connection with the child’s death.

Heather Schoepflin, 27, of Delevan, was arraigned Friday morning in Marilla Town Court on one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Devon Vanderwege, 18, who lived in the trailer with Schoepflin, her four children and three other adults pleaded guilty in February to first-degree manslaughter for inflicting the fatal injuries on 2-year-old Ethan Bigham, who died March 12, 2017. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 9.

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