Tentative trial date set for Falkenhein

As of his case management hearing on April 29, a deal had not been reached yet in the case against Kenneth M. Falkenhein, but one still may be made prior to going to trial.

Falkenhein, 26, of Red Bud, had been arrested on Dec. 26, 2018 and charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment causing the death of three month old Jamison Gleason of Chester on May 1, 2018. Both are Class 3 felonies. 

On Monday, Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker and defense attorney Lucas Liefer both stated that they are ready for trial, but added that they have been in negotiations and are hoping to reach a resolution prior to that.

Liefer added that they should have a better idea within the next two weeks if a trial will be needed.

Judge Richard Brown set another case management hearing for June 14 at 9 a.m. and the tentative trial date for July 15.

For more on Falkenhein, please see this week’s print edition.