By Sandy Schroth

Applegarth pleads guilty in child's death


September 22, 2022

A Holt County district court case that has been in the system for more than one year reached resolution last week.

John T. Applegarth, 22, of O’Neill, appeared in front of the Honorable Mark Kozisek in the O’Neill district courtroom Sept. 12, for pretrial conference on a charge of committing child abuse intentionally, resulting in death, a Class 1B felony.

Charges were first filed July 20, 2021, in Holt County court, relative to the the death Applegarth’s 13-month-old son, Bryor Weekly, who died July 8, 2021.

Special prosecutor Mike Guynan from the Nebraska Attorney General’s offi...

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