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Trial continued in Grygla infant death

The trial of a Grygla, Minn., father charged with murdering his 4-month-old son scheduled to start Monday has been continued. No new date has been set for what is expected to be a three-week trial, a court official said Monday.

The trial of a Grygla, Minn., father charged with murdering his 4-month-old son scheduled to start Monday has been continued. No new date has been set for what is expected to be a three-week trial, a court official said Monday.

Damien Marsden, 32, is accused of killing his son, Rylin, in their Grygla home.

Grygla is on the eastern end of Marshall County.

Prosectors say Rylin suffered a fractured skull Aug. 2, 2009, and died six days later after he was taken off life support.

Marsden and the boy's mother told investigators Rylin could have suffered his injuries when he tipped over from a sitting position the morning of the day he was taken to the hospital or when he fell out of bed the evening before.

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Marsden's attorney, Peter Wold, of Minneapolis, sought to exclude from evidence an interview of Marsden that a sheriff's deputy conducted at the Thief River Falls hospital because Marsden hadn't been tabbed a suspect yet and was not read his Miranda warning.

State District Court Judge Jeffrey Remick ruled earlier this year that the interview was not admissible at trial.

Marsden, who is not in custody, is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree murder while committing child neglect and second-degree murder while committing child endangerment. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.

Being charged with second-degree murder means Marsden is accused of wrongfully causing the death of his son without intending to kill him.

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