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Fund set up in memory of slain S. Dakota toddler

May 12, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A memorial fund has been set up for a 2-month-old boy whose father is charged in his death.

Twenty-nine-year-old Garfield Good Face, of Pierre, faces a second-degree manslaughter charge in the Thursday death of his son, Teirnyn (TEAR-nun).

KCCR radio reports that a cause of death has not yet been determined. Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner says an autopsy is planned.

The Probable Cause Affidavit, which states the reason for a suspect’s arrest, has been sealed at the attorney’s request.

Pierre police received a called of an unresponsive infant about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. When officers arrived to Good Face’s home, they began CPR on the child. Teirnyn was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.

The Teirnyn Good Face Memorial Fund is set up at Wells Fargo.

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Information from: KCCR-AM, http://www.todayskccr.com/

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