Christian County State’s Attorney, Michael Havera, provided an update to Regional Radio News on Wednesday afternoon regarding the case of 22 year-old Robert A. Stivers of Pana, who is charged with Aggravated Battery to a Child under the age of 13. The case involves Stivers’ four month old child that was airlifted from Pana Community Hospital to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri last Friday due to obvious signs of bruising, healing-fractured ribs, and swelling on the brain. The infant passed away in the early morning hours on Monday.
Havera mentioned that an autopsy was conducted this morning (Wednesday) and is currently awaiting autopsy results. He further stated charges are pending following the results of the autopsy. He also mentioned it is a possibility that Stivers may make his appearance in the Christian County Courthouse on Thursday. The case remains under investigation at this time.
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