Court and police updates in Lebanon


March 15, 2023

Lebanon couple pleads no contest in death of child

A Lebanon couple pleaded no contest Friday, Jan. 27, in Linn County Circuit Court to criminal negligent homicide in the 2021 death of their child.

They also entered pleas of no contest to two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to court documents, John David Hutchings, now 29, and Kaitlyn Rose Hutchings, 24, negligently caused the death of 17-month-old Jaelyn Hutchings on Sept. 23, 2021.

Documents also allege that the girl was left unattended for a period likely to endanger her welfare, as were two other childre...

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