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Man guilty of manslaughter in death of infant that prompted landfill search sentenced to 18-20 years

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 15:30:22-04

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The man who pleaded guilty in November to manslaughter in the death of a baby boy, which prompted an extensive search of a Colorado landfill and a pond near a Wyoming school, will serve between 18 and 20 years in prison.

Logan Rogers was sentenced in a Cheyenne court Friday. He faced a maximum of 20 years per his plea deal, and could serve that much after the family of 13-month-old Silas Ojeda, whom Rogers is accused of killing, asked the judge for the maximum sentence.

A spokeswoman for the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department told Denver7 that Rogers had outbursts in court but did not disclose where Ojeda’s body might be.

Ojeda was reported missing and has been presumed dead since last October, though Rogers told a judge last year that he was living with Ojeda’s mom in Cheyenne when the boy died after falling off a counter.

The boy was never taken to a hospital, and later suffered a seizure and died, according to Rogers’ testimony. He said he later disposed of the boy’s body in a trash can, which prompted the landfill search near Ault, Colorado in November.

As part of his plea deal, prosecutors dropped a child endangerment charge that was levied because Rogers allegedly had exposed the boy to methamphetamine.

The boy's body has never been found.

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