By Sandy Schroth

State attorneys appointed in child death case


August 5, 2021

Attorneys with the Nebraska attorney general’s office will serve as special Holt County attorneys, to prosecute a case involving the death of a 13-month-old child.

Bryor Weekley, born May 14, 2020, died July 8, allegedly as a result of child abuse at the hands of his biological father, John T. Applegarth, 22, of O’Neill.

A Class 1B felony charge of intentional child abuse which resulted in the child’s death was filed against Applegarth on July 19, by Holt County attorney Brent Kelly.

A warrant for Applegarth’s arrest, including bond set at 10% of $1 million, was signed by the Honora...

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