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Travis Soto may not be facing murder charges due to appellate court ruling

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In 2006, Soto served five years in prison after pleading guilty to a child endangering charge for causing the death of his two year old son in an ATV accident. In 2006, Soto served five years in prison after pleading guilty to a child endangering charge for causing the death of his two year old son in an ATV accident.
in 2018, Soto walked in to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and said he intentionally killed his son. in 2018, Soto walked in to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and said he intentionally killed his son.

An appellate court ruling says a Defiance County man can not face new charges for the death of his son.

31-year-old Travis Soto may not be facing murder charges after a court of appeals ruling. In 2006, Soto served five years in prison after pleading guilty to a child endangering charge for causing the death of his two year old son in an ATV accident. An involuntary manslaughter charge was dropped as part of the plea deal, but in 2018, Soto walked in to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and said he intentionally killed his son. He was then charged with murder and Judge Randall Basinger ruled that trying him on the murder charge does not constitute double jeopardy or charging a person for the same crime twice. The Third District Court of Appeals says Soto was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, so double jeopardy does apply.

Putnam County can take the case to the Ohio Supreme Court if they chose.

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