Charges filed against LaPorte County mother in connection with son’s death

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(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Jail)

Charges have been filed against a LaPorte County man accused of killing his own child.

Charges have also been filed against the child’s mother.

(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office)

Alan Morgan, 28, was arrested Monday, shortly after LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputies found his son, Judah, 4, dead inside a home along County Road 875 South in Union Township.

Investigators say it appears the boy was frequently bound naked with duct tape and left in a dark basement for days at a time because he was not potty-trained.

Officers discovered the boy’s body under a blanket.

Three other children who lived in the home were not injured.

The family’s home was reported to be a mess. A dog found in a cage in the home appeared to be malnourished.

Judah’s death was ruled a homicide. According to reports, it appears he may have died from blunt force trauma to the head.

These are charges Morgan faces charges of:

  • Murder, L1 Felony
  • Neglect of a Dependent, L5 Felony
  • Neglect of a Dependent, L5 Felony
  • Neglect of a Dependent, L6 Felony
  • Neglect of a Dependent, L6 Felony
  • Neglect of a Dependent, L6 Felony
  • Cruelty to an Animal, A-Misdemeanor

He’s being kept at the La Porte County Jail without the possibility of bond.

Mary Yoder, 26, faces charges of:

  • Neglect of a Dependent, L1 Felony
  • Neglect of a Dependent, L5 Felony
  • Cruelty to an Animal, A-Misdemeanor
  • Failure to Report, B-Misdemeanor

Yoder, who was already in custody of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, remains housed in the LaPorte County Jail and is being held on a $100,005.00 cash-only bond through Circuit Court.

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