Man charged in Shaylyn Ammerman case set to appear in court Thursday

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Kyle Parker

4 Fast Facts

  • Kyle Parker due in court for pretrial conference Thursday
  • He’s accused in brutal rape and murder of 1-year-old Shaylyn Ammerman
  • Investigators say he took her from her father’s home and killed her
  • According to court documents, Parker admitted to his stepfather that he killed the girl

OWEN COUNTY, Ind. – The man accused of brutally killing a 1-year-old Owen County girl is due in court Thursday.

A pretrial conference is scheduled Thursday afternoon for Kyle Parker. The 22-year-old is accused of killing Shaylyn Ammerman in March. Charges against him include murder, rape and kidnapping.

According to court documents, Parker took the little girl from her crib at her father’s home after spending the night at a family party. Investigators said he killed her and dumped her body in a wooded area.

Picture of Shaylyn Ammerman

Picture of Shaylyn Ammerman

Parker told investigators where to find the body, court documents said, and confessed to his stepfather that he’d killed her.

In April, a not guilty plea was entered on Parker’s behalf. A judge also ordered certain records related to the case to be sealed.

His trial is scheduled for August.