New trial set for dad of Ohio girl found decomposed in crib

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Posted: Nov 09, 2015 4:42 PM

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A new trial date has been set for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib.

A judge in Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) County set Eric Warfel's trial for Jan. 19 after a psychologist concluded that he was competent to stand trial.

The trial was originally scheduled to begin Monday.

The 34-year-old Warfel previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that include abuse of a corpse and child endangering.

Ember Warfel's body was discovered in July in a Medina apartment. A medical examiner hasn't said how she died. A 5-month-old daughter's death in 2013 was ruled a "sudden unexplained infant death."

Eric Warfel is being held on $1 million bond. His attorney says he'll request Warfel be moved to a mental health facility.