Trial set for woman facing neglect charges following toddler's death, change of venue denied

Amber Garrett is facing two felony neglect charges after 2-year-old Malakai Garrett was allegedly beaten to death by her then boyfriend, Mitchell Vanryn.

Posted: Jun. 13, 2018 4:41 PM
Updated: Jun. 14, 2018 10:23 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A woman facing neglect charges following the death of her toddler back in November will face a jury in September, and the trial will remain in Allen County. 

Amber Garrett is facing two felony neglect charges after 2-year-old Malakai Garrett was allegedly beaten to death by her then boyfriend, Mitchell Vanryn. 

Garrett requested a change of venue, but the judge denied the request. Garrett's jury trial is set for September 14th. 

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Broken Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 65°
Angola
64° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 64°
Huntington
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 65°
Decatur
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 64°
Van Wert
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 64°
Hot and muggy Thursday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events