Tyler Zaugg is a teen killer from New York who has just plead guilty to the murder of his infant son. According to court documents Tyler Zaugg would admit to punching the infant several times before attempting to drown him. The infant would die in hospital two weeks later. Tyler Zaugg who was initially charged with one count of first-degree assault (involving circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life), two counts of second-degree assault (with intent to cause physical injury to a person less than seven years old), and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Tyler Zaugg would have his charges upgraded to manslaughter to which he would plead guilty to. Tyler Zaugg will eventually be sentenced between 35 to 40 years in prison as stated in the plea agreement
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Tyler Zaugg, 19, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges related to the death of a child in the summer of 2021. Officials in Warren County confirmed the plea to NEWS10 Tuesday afternoon.
Zaugg pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault before Warren County Judge Robert Smith. At sentencing on April 7, he could earn up to 25 years behind bars for the manslaughter, along with 5 years of post-release supervision.
On July 4, 2021, Zaugg was arrested for assaulting a 7-week-old infant, who later died on July 16. The relationship between Zaugg and the baby has not been confirmed by authorities.
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Guilty pleas have been entered by the local man who caused the death of his infant son in Glens Falls last July, Warren County District Attorney Jason Carusone announced on Tuesday.
Tyler Zaugg, 20, pleaded guilty in Warren County Court to second-degree assault and first-degree manslaughter, both violent felonies.
The pleas stem from acts that Zaugg committed on June 29, 2021, through July 4, 2021.
He is expected to be sentenced to 32 years in state prison, followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Police said that Zaugg hit his infant son with a closed fist in the head and torso, causing a brain injury and cracked ribs.
On July 4, Glens Falls Police arrested Tyler Zaugg after responding to an EMS call at the Broad Street Commons apartment complex, 186 Broad St., which came in shortly before 6 p.m. Police said that officers observed the infant to have life-threatening injuries.
Officers believed that Zaugg had caused the injuries, according to police.
It was previously reported that Delaney Locke, Zaugg’s girlfriend and the mother of the infant, told police that Zaugg was watching the child while she was away at her mother’s residence.
Locke noticed the infant’s bruises at Albany Medical Center. She told police that Zaugg became upset when she asked if he knew what happened
The child spent almost two weeks in the hospital before succumbing to his injuries.
Carusone thanked the law enforcement agencies that conducted a thorough investigation. Those agencies included state police and the Glens Falls Police Department.
Carusone also thanked medical personnel, 911 operators and first responders for the efforts made to save the child.
Zaugg waived his right to appeal, and Warren County Judge Robert Smith sent him to Warren County Jail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for the morning of April 7.
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Tyler Zaugg is currently awaiting sentencing