Father of a deceased infant in court Monday

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) Jacob Bengert, the father of an infant child whose death is being investigated by the Evansville Police Department, appeared in court Monday afternoon.

The judge said he will be appointed a public defender and entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Bengert was taken into custody Friday following a search that began on Thursday. He has been charged with murder but no bond has been set.

Prosecutors are still gathering information.

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(This story was originally published on January 13, 2020)

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