A court appearance Wednesday morning for a 25-year-old Watertown
man made charged with murder.
Jay Barse is facing a count of second-degree murder after an incident
involving a 14-month old.
Barse's court appointed attorney Roger Ellyson asked for nine motions
including hiring a private investigator to interview several witnesses.
Judge Ronald Roehr granted those requests.
Authorities on March 13th they received a 911 call reporting an
unconscious toddler at a home in Watertown. Serenity Seaboy was
taken to a Watertown hospital and treated for head trauma, and then
air lifted to Sioux Falls where she died.
Barse was the live-in boyfriend of the child's mother.
He continues to be held on a $50,000 cash bond. A trial
date is set for September 15th.