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October 24, 2014

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Trial waits for a cause of death determination in shaken baby case

The case against a man charged with killing his girlfriend's 1-year-old continues to stall as the court waits for the autopsy report more than three months after the man's arrest.

Bransen Garret Locks, 36, was arrested May 19 after taking Bently Olsen to the hospital for injuries detectives determined were consistent with shaken baby syndrome and blunt-force trauma to the head. Olsen died from from his injuries a week later.

While the District Attorney's Office has filed a complaint charging Locks with first degree murder and two counts of child abuse, the cause of death won't be known until a brain and spine analysis comes back from a lab in California.

Until cause of death comes back the case is in limbo.

Judge Diana Sullivan set a court date today for Sept. 25 to check on the autopsy report.

For now, Locks is in Clark County Detention Center awaiting arraignment while serving time for misdemeanor theft and possession charges.

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