An Idaho Falls man accused of seriously injuring his young child pleaded not guilty two two counts of felony aggravated battery.
Frederick Russell Kern, 30, entered his plea Wednesday morning in a Bonneville County courtroom.
He was arrested in September after an investigation into his 2-month-old son’s injuries. The infant had to be flown to a Salt Lake City hospital for injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. The child was in Kern’s care at the time.
The boy’s maternal grandmother told Local News 8 that he is receiving regular treatments at Primary Children’s Medical Center and is doing much better.
The case is scheduled to head to trial in January.