Resor's trial rescheduled for Dec. 3

A Norwalk man accused of shaking a 10-month-old boy to death will face charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment six months later that originally planned. Resor's defense attorney said he needs more time to review medical evidence. The trial was set for Dec. 3.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

A Norwalk man accused of shaking a 10-month-old boy to death will face charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment six months later that originally planned.

Resor's defense attorney said he needs more time to review medical evidence. The trial was set for Dec. 3.

Jeffrey A. Resor, 26, of 3 Jonathon Lane Drive, is accused of killing Donavan Lykins Feb. 24 while baby-sitting for his then-girlfriend. The baby died at Akron Children's Hospital of injuries believed to be associated with shaken baby syndrome.

Retired Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Bowman denied defense attorney K. Ronald Bailey's motion that would prohibit the baby from being referred to as a victim. Bailey called the term prejudicial.

"One man's prejudicial term is another man's eloquence," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said in response. "I think the jury will see through that."

Leffler said he doesn't see how the term "victim" can have a profound influence on the jury. He expects Bailey's defense to say Donavan died from an unspecified illness, not by Resor's actions.

"It's unnatural not to refer to the child as a victim. ... It's nothing the jury can't handle," the prosecutor said.

Bowman will allow Bailey to address controversial terminology in sidebars if the language "gets out of hand" during the trial.

The judge also ruled that Resor could not be photographed if he takes the stand, but could be photographed or videotaped during other parts of the proceedings. Bowman also prohibited photographers from taking pictures of Resor, who will be allowed to wear a hat to court, from behind because of a large tattoo on the back of his head.

Leffler expects the trial to last two weeks. Resor has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since April 12 on a $1 million bond.

Comments

irritated (Anon...

yes, everyone deserves a fair trial and all of that but what about the baby? what else should they refer to him as if not victim? the child couldn't speak so he did not ask to be hurt. it obviously was not an accident where he was an innocent bystander. what is left? victim is what he needs to be called simply because he fell victim to this "man" who could do nothing to anyone his own size so he decided to take anger and frustration out on an innocent child. somebody should shake him and see if the sense gets knocked back into him since he never had it in the first place. and to delay the trial for 6 months???!!! we need to read and fully understand medical records...blah blah blah...that's just attorney talk for my client is guilty as sin and we need to find some legal loophole to get him off. jeff--you are where you deserve to be and should have been there a long time ago.

LAD-F (Anonymous)

What is Norwalk trying to do now,look wores than they already do?? I think so!!! All Norwalk is doing is givie Jeff more FREE meals on TAXPAYER expense!!! And still I question,Why is no one questioning Gwen!! She was home when it happened!!!

Too bad OLD SPARKY isn't in use to this day, Norwalk should put all who are responsible for this in it and fry them WELL-DONE style!!!

Whoever was the one who took the pictures of Donanvan's brusies, Please E-Mail me at

PCGIRL1985@AIM.COM

babykitten1230@yahoo.com

VERMILION1976@yahoo.com

I would like to discuss a few things with you!!!

REST IN PEACE DONANVAN IAN ALLEN PAUL LYKINS!!!!!!

I do welcome comments back either on this Comment Board or at one of the E-Mail addresses above!!!