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Shelton trial set to begin
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MONROE - Jury selection is expected to begin Monday for a Brodhead man charged in the death of his 2-month-old son.

Casey J. Shelton, 32, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, a class B felony, in connection to the death of his son, Christopher. He faces 60 years in prison, if convicted.

The trial is scheduled to last for a week before Green County Circuit Court Judge James Beer.

Court records indicate Shelton called 911 on Feb. 28, 2007, and told them he needed an ambulance at his residence in Decatur township because his baby had stopped breathing. He told emergency responders he was feeding the baby when the baby began to choke.

Christopher was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

Shelton also faces charges in connections to injuries sustained by Christopher's twin brother, Charles. A three-day trial for those charges is scheduled to begin Feb. 4.

He is charged with two counts of child abuse, one a class G felony and the other a class H felony. He faces up to 16 years in prison and up to $25,000, if convicted.

He was arrested May 14, 2007, in Rock County. He remains jailed on a $100,000 cash bond.