Troy man pleads guilty to critically injuring his infant daughter

A Troy man accused of shaking and critically injuring his infant daughter in 2019 pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony child endangering and felonious assault in a Miami County court.

Roger Meyer, 32, was accused in the Jan. 20, 2019, injury of his four-month-old daughter in Troy. Police reported an emergency room doctor at Dayton Children’s Hospital said the child had a brain bleed and retinal hemorrhage when initially examined. The child was hospitalized for weeks and then was hospitalized again last summer, prosecutors said.

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As part of a plea agreement, a six-year sentence was recommended. Judge Jeannine Pratt told she is not required to follow that recommendation.

Meyer was examined in June 2019 and found incapable of understanding the court process, but the doctor who examined him said he could become competent with treatment. Meyer was ordered held for treatment at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital following the hearing.

In the fall, he was found competent, capable to understand the nature of the charges and of cooperating with his lawyer in his defense. A trial was scheduled in the case for June.

Meyer remains in jail. He will be sentenced June 30.

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