LIMA — A new trial date has been set and a psychological examination has been approved for a Delphos teenager accused of severely beating his 2-month-old daughter.
At the request of defense attorney Kirk McVay from the state Public Defender’s office, a competency examination has been ordered for Anthony Denoyer at the Forensic Psychiatry Center of Western Ohio in Dayton. A trial date of Aug. 18 has now been scheduled.
Denoyer, 19, faces two charges of felonious assault, second-degree felonies that include a specification for causing permanent disabling harm to a child less than the age of 10. He also faces three counts of endangering children and two additional counts of felonious assault.
He is also charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, felonies of the fourth and fifth degree, respectively, in an unrelated incident. The alleged incident involving the child occurred while he was on bond in the theft case. He entered pleas of not guilty to those charges in December.
Delphos police say Denoyer admitted he caused the life-threatening injuries suffered by his 2-month-old child in October. According to a press release issued by Delphos Police Chief Mark Slate, his department was contacted Oct. 29 by officials at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.