Prelims in murder and infant death cases not held

Two high-profile death cases set for preliminary hearings in Crawford County were not heard on Wednesday. Both Erick Ford and Deacon Zelch were scheduled to appear before Judge Scott Bernstein in the Associate Courtroom on Wednesday, January 3, but Ford’s hearing was postponed and Zelch waived having a preliminary hearing. Ford has been charged in the death of one of his infant twins after he reportedly shook both of them. Zelch stands charged with first-degree murder.

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