Man charged in 6-year-old's death, raising 2018 homicide count to 29
A man indicted in the 2018 death of a child in Anchorage turned himself in Monday, according to Anchorage police.
A grand jury indicted Richard Aaron Vickery, 32, on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and second-degree murder Friday.
Vickery appeared in court Tuesday for an arraignment.
In a Nixle alert, APD wrote officers responded to the 5200 block of Taku Drive around 7 p.m. on June 12, 2018, for a report of a child choking. The 6-year-old boy died in the hospital two days later.
Prosecutors have identified the child by the initials W.N., and police referred to Vickery as the child's caretaker.
In an email on Tuesday, Anchorage Deputy District Attorney Brittany Dunlop wrote, "the investigation and review of the case had been ongoing since the event occurred."
Vickery will have to pay $27,500 in cash in order to be released before trial.
The homicide case pushes Anchorage's official 2018 homicide count from 28 to 29.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Vickery's bail was $27,000. It is $27,500.
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