Father Convicted of Causing Deadly Injuries to Infant Daughter in 2016
Published on January 29, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – After deliberating for nearly eight hours, a jury convicted an Evans man late Monday night of causing the death of his infant daughter in 2016.
Edward Berdan, 33, of Evans, was arrested and charged with one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Death for the death of his daughter, Alexis, in January of 2016.
Berdan’s wife brought their daughter to Medical Center of the Rockies on January 20, 2016, when she returned home from work and noticed her daughter was unresponsive. The defendant had been caring for the child alone that day.
Alexis was flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora where doctors determined she suffered from 10 broken ribs, a severe brain injury, bleeding in her brain and complex retinal hemorrhaging.
After eight days at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Alexis died on January 28, 2016. The conviction comes on the three-year anniversary of the infant's death.
“There are no winners here,” Deputy District Attorney Arynn Clark said. “A biological father was convicted of violently killing his three-month-old daughter. The child suffered in life, but on the three year anniversary of her death - justice was served. In this case, justice delayed was not justice denied.”
A sentencing hearing for Berdan has been scheduled for March 25 at 8:30 a.m. in Division 12. He faces 16 to 48 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Deputy District Attorney Arynn Clark and Chief Deputy District Attorney Anthony Perea prosecuted this case.