Springville Teen Accused of Killing Toddler is Indicted

6:12 PM, Apr 25, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY-- A Springville teenager accused of killing a toddler, has been officially indicted on charges of murder in the second degree.

Dylan Schumaker, 16, allegedly beat 23-month-old Austin Smith to death.

Austin died just days before his second birthday.

Prosecutors alleged that Schumaker hit the child because the boy was crying. His defense attorney said immediately after Schumaker's arrest that he may pursue a defense of extreme emotional disturbance as a defense.

The teen faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years to life if convicted.

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