Case dismissed against Rome father charged with infant daughter's death

The charges against Derek Dyer, 26, of Rome, who was accused of fatally leaving his 6-month-old baby unattended last August, have been dismissed.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019 3:31 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2019 3:45 PM

ROME – The charges against a Rome man who was accused of fatally leaving his 6-month-old baby unattended, have been dismissed, according to Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara.

McNamara says Judge Bauer dismissed the charges against Derek Dyer, 26, of Rome, because he didn’t feel there was sufficient evidence submitted to the grand jury to support an indictment.

Dyer was originally charged with criminally negligent homicide, a class E felony. During his court appearance on June 17, 2019, Dyer’s attorney argued Dyer was not responsible for his daughter’s death because he didn’t put the baby to bed that night.

Dyer’s girlfriend, Brooke Renzi, 29, the mother of the deceased infant, is still facing charges of criminally negligent homicide.

Renzi’s trial is set to begin at the end of October.

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