ROME, N.Y. -- The Rome man accused of leaving his 6-month-old daughter unattended for more than 12 hours – leading to the baby's death – appeared back in court Monday for answer and arguments.
Derek Dyer, 26, rejected a plea deal earlier this month.
Dyer and 29-year-old Brooke Renzi are each charged with criminally negligent homicide. His attorney argues, he didn't put the baby to bed and shouldn't be responsible in this case.
Rome police say the pair left their daughter unattended for more than 12 hours last August, when she died.
If convicted, Dyer could face 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison.
Dyer will appear back in court for a suppression hearing July 16.
- Rome father charged in daughter's death back in court Monday
- Rome man accused in daughter's death back in court Tuesday
- Rome couple charged in infant daughter's death
- Case against Rome mother charged in daughter's death back in court
- Rome parents, accused in daughter's death, offered plea deal
- Rome mother charged with homicide in baby's death appears in court
- Rome mother charged in baby's death rejects plea deal
- Rome man accused in connection with daughter's death rejects plea deal
- Governor to visit Rome on Monday
- 3 facing drug charges in Rome