Trial delayed for Idaho man accused of beating boy to death

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) A judge has postponed the trial of a southern Idaho man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a toddler.

The Times-News reports it's the third time the trial of 20-year-old Lane Alan Buddenhagen has been delayed. He was indicted by a Twin Falls County grand jury last year after prosecutors said he caused severe head trauma to a 3-year-old boy on Aug. 6, 2011.

The child, who was the son of Buddenhagen's fiance, died the next day at a Boise hospital. Buddenhagen told police the child had been taking a bath, and that he left the room and heard a loud sound, returning to find the toddler on the floor.

Buddenhagen is now set to stand trial on Oct. 15.


Information from: The Times-News