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Pierre man accused of abusing child now facing murder charge

July 22, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Pierre man arrested for child abuse is now facing murder charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old Derek Berman was arrested July 13 and accused of abusing a two-month-old baby. The child suffered serious injuries and died on Friday.

KELO-TV reports Berman is now facing a second-degree murder charge and is being held without bond at the Hughes County Jail.

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Information from: KELO-TV, http://www.keloland.com

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